The decision to sell Romelu Lukaku to Everton in July 2014 was one greeted with mixed emotions by Chelsea fans, especially after the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Juan Mata had both been sold at the beginning of the year.
Some were devastated to see the Belgian go, some were admiring the £28 million price tag the club sold him for and the rest were somewhere in-between.
There can be no mixed emotions over whether it was the right move for Lukaku, however, as the striker has gone from strength to strength during his time with Everton.
The Belgian was sold in the same summer Diego Costa and Loic Remy were both signed for the club, while a familiar face in Didier Drogba had also returned, so it’s fair to say Lukaku was free-falling down the pecking order at Chelsea, despite scoring 15 league goals on loan at Everton in the 2013/14 season.
However, the striker revealed earlier this week that he would not sign a new contract with the Toffees as he wants to be remembered for winning trophies; something he can’t see happening at Goodison Park.
And with his previous club on course for a possible league and cup double this season, and amidst the ongoing rumours of Diego Costa wanting a move back to Atletico Madrid or a move to China, suggestions that Lukaku could be on his way back to Stamford Bridge in the summer, have surfaced.
We’ve identified the pros and cons of Chelsea re-signing the Belgian.