Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is considering taking legal action against Farhad Moshiri over the Everton owner’s claim that the Belgium international decided to leave the club because of a voodoo message.
Moshiri told Everton’s AGM on Tuesday that Lukaku rejected a new contract last summer because “he had a voodoo and he got the message that he needs to go to Chelsea”. Lukaku was wanted by Chelsea but ended up joining Manchester United.
A representative for Lukaku told BBC Sport: “Romelu’s decision had nothing to do with voodoo. He distances himself from these beliefs and this statement and will now see what judicial steps can be taken in relation to them.”
The representative added: “Romelu is very catholic and voodoo is not part of his life or his beliefs. He simply had no faith in Everton and no confidence in Mr Moshiri’s project.
“That is why he did not want to sign on any condition. He wanted to make the next step in his career and wanted the security to be able to leave.”