Everton manager Roberto Martinez claims he was not surprised to learn that Juventus have been linked with a move for striker Romelu Lukaku.
The Belgium international joined the Toffees on a season-long loan from Chelsea on transfer deadline day and has been highly impressive so far. The 20-year-old, who came on as a second half substitute and scored the winner in a 3-2 win away at West Ham United last week, netted a brace and assisted Ross Barkley's goal in his full debut against Newcastle United at Goodison Park on Monday.
Lukaku had scored 17 Premier League goals for West Bromwich Albion in his loan spell last season and Martinez understands why Italian champions Juventus are keeping track of the forward.
"That's the first time I've heard it [Juventus link], but it doesn't surprise me. I think what matters is that he is enjoying his football. I thought his away debut was impressive and his home debut was exciting to watch. His understanding and relationship with the players around him was very pleasing," the Spaniard pointed out.
"From the warm-up, you could see the warmth towards him from the fans, and that would have made a massive difference to how Rom was feeling at the start of the game. But it's only the start. He's still a very young man and we're really looking forward to seeing him go from strength to strength," Martinez added.
Everton, who are the only unbeaten side in the Premier League this season, visit the Etihad to take on Manchester City at the weekend and Lukaku is determined to leave his mark in that clash.
"I want to prove to everyone that I can be the boss. We have an important match in Manchester City. Hopefully we can go without defeat for the international break with Everton and then we'll see what happens there. I look forward. I will just perform as well as possible and then the rest will automatically follow," the striker stressed.