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Farhad Moshiri Tells Everton AGM that ‘Voodoo’ Played a Part in Lukaku Leaving Club

Farhad Moshiri Tells Everton AGM that ‘Voodoo’ Played a Part in Lukaku Leaving Club

Everton co-owner Farhad Moshiri has told the club’s AGM that ‘some sort of voodoo’ played its part in Romelu Lukaku demanding to leave the club, with the Belgian’s mother and agent a big influence.

The 24-year-old striker departed Goodison Park last summer to head for Old Trafford for an initial fee of £75 million, which could rise to as high as £90 million over the period of his contract.

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Toffees fans were understandably devastated to see their top-scorer leave the club and now Moshiri – who owns 49.9% of the club – has been explaining some of the events leading up to the sale.

The club held their AGM this evening, and answered many questions from the floor from shareholders, and Moshiri’s take on Lukaku makes for interesting reading, as per journalist Richard Buxton, who was present:

It’s quite hard to decipher exactly what is meant by ‘voodoo’ following a ‘pilgrimage to Africa’ when you’re not in the room and listening to the man speak, but it definitely hints at a lot of moving parts in the background.

What do you make of the comments? And, in the end, surely Everton had no option but to sell, right?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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