These were the best Romelu Lukaku jokes as the Everton striker’s potential transfer fee took a hit during Belgium’s 0-2 Euro 2016 defeat to Italy.
Missing a golden chance and displaying a first touch that could kindly be described as ‘erratic’, Lukaku made a laughing stock of the £65m price tag that was hung around his neck just a few months ago.
It had probably already lowered significantly over the course of Lukaku’s dismal end to his club season, which saw the Toffees finish 11th in the Premier League.
If his form doesn’t pick up soon then either suitors like Chelsea and PSG will give him a swerve, or any fee that Everton do get could be tens of millions off what they were hoping for.
On the bright side, there were plenty of funny Romelu Lukaku jokes doing the rounds:
Never have I seen a player's value drop before my eyes as quick as Lukaku's did tonight. You might find him as a free gift in a happy meal
— ㅤㅤㅤ (@AaronMancz) June 13, 2016
— Shetani Saba (@ShetaniSaba) June 13, 2016
Juve to Everton:
We would like to put an official bid of £60M for Lukaku.
Sorry we meant £25M
Actually don't worry.
— FIFACareerGems (@FIFACareerGems) June 13, 2016
Chelsea has been erasing zeros from its offer price every time Lukaku touches the ball. #BELITA
— Sam's Army (@BarstoolSam) June 13, 2016
"Here comes Romelu Lukaku on the attack" pic.twitter.com/Ux4Tvbb49H
— ️ (@PhilSwagielka) June 13, 2016
Lukaku " I want to be like Drogba" pic.twitter.com/ZLvF3YaEyl
— . (@_Oheneba_) June 13, 2016
Footage of Lukaku's performance https://t.co/rUkYsKjSfD
— Mike McKenna (@Mckenna3Mike) June 13, 2016
Lukaku with the first touch of an arthritic buffalo is the player they said is worth £65 million..
I'll have whatever they're smoking
— kenna (@kennagq) June 13, 2016
Lukaku has just been called 'Toblerone foot' on talksport. Up there with 'trampoline shins', that.
— Les Roberts (@lesroberts77) June 13, 2016
Lukaku at his best is a top striker. Lukaku at anything but his best is a tree.
— ㅤ (@Youngerweireld) June 13, 2016
Good first touch Lukaku pic.twitter.com/zzyKzinITw
— ️LM (@BelgianEden) June 13, 2016
Every match that features Lukaku should be a PG18 cos his first touch is a horror movie.
— ╮Prince (@thebxy) June 13, 2016
If you say 'Lukaku's got no first touch' three times in a mirror Roberto Martinez turns up and tells you he's phenomenal
— JustSomeLad. (@SomeEvertonFan) June 13, 2016
Lukaku sounds like a really big Pokemon whose special move is a terrible first touch.
— S (@attwood10) June 13, 2016
BREAKING: Romelu Lukaku accidentally wins Tour De France by chasing his first touch. pic.twitter.com/xoYjxy6mRc
— – (@HazardPass) June 13, 2016
Interesting insight this:
Lukaku's 1st half heat-map tells the stoty. pic.twitter.com/K93AC9XoS7
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) June 13, 2016
Lukaku is going to get a shock when they tell him he can't transfer countries even if they don't win trophies… #EFC
— Ell Bretland (@EllBretland) June 13, 2016
BREAKING; Lukaku hands in transfer request at Belguim because his dad says he can do better.
— Giraffe☭ Enthusiast (@Deulofeu19) June 13, 2016
Lukaku saving his goals for when he faces West Ham next season.
— West Ham Central (@WestHam_Central) June 13, 2016
Lukaku is doing the old stay down injured because I'm having a shocker #Sundayleague
— Manny (@Manny_Official) June 13, 2016
Lukaku first man to sport Nike diving boots in big tournament. pic.twitter.com/3RcOQkEyEG
— Steve soley (@soles08) June 13, 2016
Fellaini's hair looks like Lukaku's first touch.
— United Religion (@Unitedology) June 13, 2016
Just over from Lukaku when one-on-one! Lukaku top scorer backers: pic.twitter.com/sCVT4ytxZP
— Coral (@Coral) June 13, 2016
Lukaku is 23. What were you doing at 23 that you can call him a bottler?
— Daily Cannon (@DailyCannon) June 13, 2016