Manchester United have confirmed they have reached an agreement with Everton to sign Romelu Lukaku in a blockbuster deal.
The 24-year-old will reunite with Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford after the Red Devils agreed to pay around £75 million to sign him from the Everton.Lukaku will reunite with former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.
United had targeted Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata to help fill the gap left by last season’s top goalscorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who did not have his contract renewed following a serious knee injury suffered in April.
But Mourinho and United have turned to Belgium international Lukaku to try to fix their scoring woes, having only found the back of the net on 54 occasions in the Premier League last season – the lowest tally among the top seven teams. Although Chelsea made an attempt to bring him back to Stamford Bridge by matching United’s bid, the Red Devils confirmed they have reached a deal for Lukaku, who must still agree with personal terms and pass a medical.
Lukaku leads Everton to the seventh position in 2016-17 with 25 Premier League goals as he finished second behind Golden Boot winner Harry Kane.The former Chelsea youngster spent a year under Mourinho at Stamford Bridge before he was sold in 2014.