Andre Villas-Boas talks up Romelu Lukaku

AVB talks up Lukaku
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Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas speaks highly of Romelu Lukaku ahead of his team's trip to Everton on Sunday.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has said that he has been impressed by the development of Romelu Lukaku.

The Belgian joined West Bromwich Albion on loan from Chelsea last season and went on to score 17 goals in the Premier League.

He has continued his rich form by netting five in seven at the start of a season-long stay at Everton, who host Spurs at Goodison Park on Sunday.

"The player did extremely well last season and has continued to do well for Everton," the Portuguese coach told reporters.

"The potential is there. We all recognise he can become an influential striker in the future.

"Chelsea's standards are very, very high so the jump will be very difficult for him, but he has shown he can cope with the Premier League and it's another step up for him, at Everton."

Lukaku moved to Stamford Bridge from Anderlecht in 2011 for a reported £18m fee.

Fernando Torres of Chelsea celebrates scoring their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on October 27, 2013
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