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The Chelsea striker will spend the 2013-14 at Goodison Park after moving on deadline day, and his new manager feels the Belgian will give his team a "real boost"

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has hailed the ability of Romelu Lukaku after the striker joined on a season-long loan move from Chelsea.

The Belgian shined while enjoying a similar spell with West Brom last season - netting 17 goals in 35 Premier League appearances - and Martinez has backed him to continue developing at Goodison Park.

"He's still a young man but he's got everything," Martinez told the club's official website.

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"It's going to be really exciting to see Romelu developing and growing and if he can do that in an Everton shirt, he's going to bring a lot of smiles to all our fans. It's an exciting period for everyone."

Lukaku moved to Chelsea for a reported fee of £17 million two years ago, but struggled for first-team appearances during his debut season.

And Martinez has praised Lukaku's professionalism and feels his arrival will give the Everton squad a "real boost".

Martinez continued: "What he's achieved already is impressive. Probably the biggest point is that we all feel it is time to kick on and carry on achieving.

"He had a massive move at a very young age and we all know what he's capable of doing in the Premier League. 

"He's not someone that hasn't had an impact in the league; he's someone that, at just 20 years old, has huge potential. He's part of a very talented generation in Belgian football. 

"As a human being, he is an incredible character and a very intelligent man. I can't wait for him to join us and he's going to give us a real boost into the squad."

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