Romelu Lukaku is the cover star of this month’s packed edition of the official Everton magazine – which hit the shelves on Thursday morning.
The Belgian international has made a blistering start to life at Goodison Park, scoring four goals in his first three Premier League appearances since joining on loan from Chelsea.
But what does the 20-year-old want to accomplish during his year-long stay on Merseyside? Find out by reading a six-page feature interview with one of Europe’s most prodigious young talents.
Scorer of the winning goal in the recent victory over Chelsea, Steven Naismith, discusses the people who have had the greatest influence on his career, and man of the moment Ross Barkley speaks about how he is dealing with the extra weight he now finds on his young shoulders.
Chief Scout Kevin Reeves is the man charged with unearthing more players of Barkley’s potential. The former Manchester City striker – one of the first players to command a £1million price tag back in 1980 – speaks in this month’s edition about the career he enjoyed and his day-to-day work behind the scenes in his new role as Roberto Martinez’s talent-spotter.
Sixteen years after his Goodison Park exit, Paul Rideout looks back on his time with Everton. Now enjoying a coaching career in Kansas, the 49-year-old talks over the differences in management styles between Howard Kendall, Mike Walker and Joe Royle, his partnerships with Mo Johnston, Tony Cottee and Duncan Ferguson, and reveals just what went on when the Blues celebrated their 1995 FA Cup final success!
Elsewhere, Sky Sports reporter Geoff Shreeves explains why he enjoys covering matches at Goodison Park and Under-21s assistant coach David Unsworth answers your Twitter questions. Local boy Tony Bellew also has his say on all things Everton as the light-heavyweight boxer prepares for this title fight with Adonis Stevenson at the end of next month.
Priced at just £3.50, it’s an issue not to be missed.