Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku Saga – Everything You Need to Know

The Romelu Lukaku saga has been the hottest subject throughout the week and it seems the “Theatre of Dreams” will be his final destination.

Romelu Lukaku is set to join Manchester United, subject to personal and medical terms. He’s spent this week with Red Devils midfielder Paul Pogba in Los Angeles, which further fuelled rumours of an imminent move to Old Trafford.

On Thursday, various news sources reported that Everton had accepted an initial £75 million bid for Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku. The deal is also believed to include £15 million in add-ons, which would increase the deal to a world-record £90 million.

Yesterday, Chelsea matched Manchester United’s bid for their former striker but failed to re-sign the 24-year-old. The blues were unwilling to match the fees for Lukaku’s agent, Mino Raiola, who would therefore earn more money if Lukaku joined Manchester United.

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is also unlikely to be included in their pre-season squad. The two deals are connected, with Wayne Rooney poised to re-join Everton on a free transfer.

Jose Mourinho sold Romelu Lukaku to Everton for £28 million in July 2014, during his second spell at Stamford Bridge. The former Chelsea striker netted 25 Premier League goals last season, which was only bettered by Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane.

The Red Devils released Zlatan Ibrahimović at the end of the 2016/17 season, meaning they required a prolific striker in the summer transfer window. Manchester United scored only 54 Premier League goals last term, which is 23 or more goals less than any of the five teams above them.

Many supporters have been left bewildered by the colossal transfer fee and also feel it could hamper the development of 19-year-old striker Marcus Rashford. It’s also likely to have ended their pursuit in signing Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata.

Reaction from Social Media

Writers’ Opinion

 

Elmo – “Already world class with bags of potential to grow, but needs to play better in big games”

 

Daniel – “Think he’s proved he’ll score goals in the Premier League. The Champions League will be the big test next term”

 

Michael – “United need a proven striker right now, since Ibrahimovic was released. Hopefully Rashford stays in the picture but maybe out of the spotlight”

 

George Bennett

<p>My name is George Bennett, I’m 19-years-old and I’m the founder and administrator for GB Articles Football Blog. I’ve been writing from the age of 12-years-old and decided to create my own blog to spread my passion for the beautiful game.</p>
<p>The blog was created in May 2016 and I’ve began to assemble a talented group of writers since April 2017. I mainly cover the Premier League, although I also base some reports on the Italian Serie A, Spanish La Liga, German Bundesliga and more!</p>

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