The transfer story
Premier League giants Manchester United seem to have agreed a fee for Everton’s Romelu Lukaku. The 24-year old Belgian international has been impressive in recent times and was wanted by his former club Chelsea as well.
He was sold previously by Jose Mourinho, when the duo were together at Stamford Bridge but having made a massive impact at Everton in recent years, Mourinho seems like he is impressed.
The Red Devils wanted to get a striker, who can fill in the shoes of former Sweden international Zlatan Ibrahimović and Lukaku is the man that they have turned to now after weeks of speculation regarding Alvaro Morata.
It seems that the red devils side have agreed to pay £75m for the striker who has been really impressive in recent times and could help them win the league in the future with his guaranteed goal return.
This means that their interest in Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata has all but ended and that they will not be doing business with the champions of Europe.
The Europa League champions have been rather quiet in the transfer market so far and this could be their first major signing of the current transfer window. If the deals goes through, Lukaku will join Victor Lindelof at the club.
Their performance in the top flight of English football was not up to the mark in the previous campaign and they will want to work on that and go deep in the Champions League. If they sign Lukaku, they will have crossed the 100 million pound mark after just two signings.
Since moving to England, Lukaku has played for Chelsea, West Brom and eventually the Toffees. He was initially with them on loan and later joined them permanently. In the 141 appearances that he has made for them, the striker has managed to score a total of 68 goals so far.
With 13 goals in 17 appearances for his national team and 26 goals in 39 appearances for the club, the striker is a renowned option up front and can really lead the front-line on his own.
He has played nearly 150 matches for the Merseyside outfit and has a lot of experience of performing at the top level. Making a name for himself at Goodison Park would have been tougher, though he might do way better with the attack that United have.
Is Lukaku worth the money?
Honestly, United are just too desperate to add another attacking option up front, as they failed to sign Alvaro Morata from Real. The next best option for Mourinho was Lukaku and it seems the club have gone with that.
Personally, I think that the club are paying too much, but judging by how the market is these days, you just can’t get quality on a regular basis unless you spend big money.