Joel Robles: 'Romelu Lukaku wants Atletico Madrid move'

Robles: 'Lukaku wants Atletico move'
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Everton goalkeeper Joel Robles claims that former teammate Romelu Lukaku is keen to swap the Premier League for La Liga this summer.

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has expressed an interest in moving to a Spanish club this summer, according to Everton goalkeeper Joel Robles.

Lukaku's future at Stamford Bridge continues to be shrouded in doubt amid speculation linking him with a switch to La Liga champions Atletico Madrid.

The Belgium international is reportedly being lined up by Atletico as a prospective replacement for Diego Costa, who is heavily tipped to replace him in West London.

"He asked me about the Spanish league and what our league is like. He is very interested in other leagues, like the Italian one and ours," Robles, who played with the Belgian at Goodison Park, told AS.

"Lukaku is the sort of player Cholo [Atletico coach Diego Simeone] likes. His characteristics, desire, dedication and strength are exactly what Simeone wants.

"Apart from being physically strong he is also very technical because he is such a complete forward. If Atletico do end up signing him, he would be a great addition."

Lukaku is contracted to the Blues until 2016.

Romelu Lukaku of Everton celebrates scoring their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Everton at St James' Park on March 25, 2014
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