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Everton's Romelu Lukaku celebrates after scoring against Newcastle during their English Premier League match at Goodison Park Stadium, Liverpool, England, Monday Sept. 30, 2013. (Jon Super/AP)
Everton's Romelu Lukaku celebrates after scoring against Newcastle during their English Premier League match at Goodison Park Stadium, Liverpool, England, Monday Sept. 30, 2013. (Jon Super/AP)

Lukaku leaves Chelsea to join Everton in $47-million deal Add to ...

Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku has completed a 28 million pounds ($47.3-million) move from Chelsea to Premier League rivals Everton, the Goodison Park club said on Wednesday.

The transfer fee is a club record for Everton, and Lukaku has signed a five-year deal.

The 21-year-old enjoyed a successful loan spell at Everton last season, scoring 16 goals in 33 appearances.

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“I am really excited about rejoining Everton,” Lukaku told Everton’s website.

“I had a fantastic experience last season and a great relationship with the manager, the chairman, the staff, the players and the fans. I can’t wait to get started again and I’m looking forward to a successful season.”

Lukaku, who joined Chelsea from Anderlecht for 18 million pounds in 2011, helped Everton finish fifth last season and qualify for the Europa League.

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