Romelu Lukaku Considering Legal Action Over “Voodoo” Remark


Romelu Lukaku is “lawyering up” so to speak. The Manchester United striker is seeking legal advice, and considering what recourses he might take in the wake of claims made by Everton chief Farhad Moshiri. Lukaku moved from Everton to United in the summer for £75 million, and Moshiri claims that the Belgian opted to leave Goodison Park after he received a “voodoo message.”

Moshiri told a club shareholders meeting that the 24-year-old received a message from “a pilgrimage to Africa.”

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“Romelu’s decision had nothing to do with voodoo,” a representative of Lukaku told the BBC. “He distances himself from these beliefs and this statement and will now see what judicial steps can be taken in relation to them.”

His rep added that Lukaku is a believer in the Catholic faith, and obviously does not practice voodoo. As you can imagine, United’s leading scorer is obviously very upset over these remarks, and it must be angering him so if the idea of litigation could be on the table.

“Romelu is very catholic and voodoo is not part of his life or his beliefs,” the rep added.

“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.”

Lukaku has 23 goals and seven assists across 35 competitions for United this season.


United are currently in second place in the Premier League table with 47 points, while Everton are ninth with 27.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports and TheBank.News, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for the Washington Times, NBC and Chicago, currently contributes regularly to WGN CLTV and the Tribune company’s blogging community Chicago Now.

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