Former Everton midfielder, Leon Osman is not in any way happy with Romelu Lukaku for going public with statements that he wants to leave the club for a big team.

Osman is of the opinion that Everton’s top scorer should have addressed the issue in-house without involving the public.

“His thoughts should have been done in-house,” Osman told BBC Radio Five Live. “If he felt like that, he should be going to speak to the manager about it and expressing his concerns.

“By coming out into the press and doing it publicly, it’s not a good message for the club, it makes it sound like things aren’t going quite right. It also makes it feel like he is looking for a move away. He’s trying to stir the pot, that’s the way it seems.

“From a positive point of view, I’m hoping he’s trying to give people a little kick and say ‘this is what I want and hopefully we are going to raise the standard of players in the next few transfer windows’.

“I think what Lukaku doesn’t realise is that it is impossible to move as quickly as he seems to want. He’s saying ‘we could have had more players’, you cannot improve overnight as a squad, it takes three or four transfer windows.”

The biggest January signing by Everton was the addition of Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, who signed for a fee of £20million.

During the summer, winger Yannick Bolasie was snapped up for a fee of £25million after he left Premier League rivals Crystal Palace.

The latter has since suffered a season-ending injury, while Schneiderlin scored his first goal for the club during their 3 – 0 win against West Brom last Saturday.

Nonetheless, Koeman has guided the Toffees to a respectable seventh in his debut campaign at the club and could secure a Europa League spot at the end of the season.

Lukaku’s presence up front has been a big part of that and fans will be hoping he can add to his goal tally against relegation strugglers Hull City on Saturday.

Author: Yemi Olarinre