Belgium and Everton forward Lukaku has advised his fellow team mate John Stones to stay at Everton, Lukaku who was sold by Chelsea to the Toffees last summer after finding regular football hard to come by at Stamford Bridge.
Lukaku spent most of his time at Chelsea on loan spells at West Bromwich Albion and Everton before signing permanently feels Stones is at the right club to nurture his development.
“To be fair John is in a good situation at a good club which believes in him,” he told several national newspapers. “He is playing and is learning a lot from Phil Jagielka. He’s been here two years now but this is the year where he really needs to confirm he is the top player he can be.
“This club has massive potential, with the players we have and the ambition the manager has. He is in a good place. He’s on to a good thing.”
Lukaku feels Everton have collected a strong core of young talent that can only get better if they stick together.
“We are young, but we have a lot of potential,” he added. “We had a great first year when I came here. Last year we had a very hard year — a very, very tough year. But we’ll learn from it.
“He’s [Stones] in a good situation. He needs to keep on doing what he’s doing. He has the Euros [Euro 2016 with England] coming up, so why go?”