Rio Ferdinand has told Romelu Lukaku to leave Everton if he wants trophies
Romelu Lukaku rejected a new deal with Everton last week, claiming it was his ambition to leave the club in order to win trophies.
Manchester United and Chelsea have been linked with a summer move for the Belgium international, as have Barcelona and Real Madrid.
And Rio Ferdinand has advised the 23-year-old in a Facebook video to join a trophy-winning side, much like he did in 2002 when he left Leeds for United.
Romelu Lukaku has been on fire for Everton this season
"I think back to retirement a couple of years ago for myself. What will you think about when you retire? It isn't money," Ferdinand said.
"Players of today's generation will be very well paid if you're playing Premier League football.
"But the thing that will be at the forefront of your mind will be where are my trophies?
Romelu Lukaku arrives at training after rejected new Everton deal
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Romelu Lukaku has been snapped arriving at training after rejected a new deal at Everton
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Romelu Lukaku has been snapped arriving at Everton training
"And that is what Romelu Lukaku is thinking now. Everton are a team that are building.
"They are in a great position at the moment, new ownership, new money with ideas of going to a new stadium, so the future is looking bright.
"Does Romelu Lukaku want to wait for that future? He wants it immediately, he wants it now. He wants to win titles and play Champions League football.
"I understand his desire for that. I was in a situation at Leeds.
"I was playing Champions League football but were we winning? Did we win the league? No.
"The crux of me leaving Leeds was the idea that I was going to win the Premier League. Simple as that."