Manchester United agree transfer fee for Everton’s Romelu Lukaku
Manchester United have confirmed the agreement of a fee with Everton for Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku, with the transfer subject to a medical and agreement of personal terms.football Updated: Jul 08, 2017 14:11 IST
Manchester United have today confirmed that they have agreed a fee with Everton for the services of striker Romelu Lukaku.
“Manchester United is delighted to announce that it has agreed a fee with Everton for the transfer of Romelu Lukaku. The transfer is subject to a medical and personal terms,” confirmed the club on their official Twitter account.
“A further announcement will be made in due course,” it added.
Manchester United were looking for a striker after last season’s top goal scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic wasn’t offered a new contract following an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury to his knee.
The transfer fee for the 24-year old striker is reported to be around 75 million pounds, making him the second-most expensive signing in Manchester United history. Paul Pogba is the most expensive signing for the Red Devils, having cost the club 89 million pounds last summer.
At United, the Belgian striker will be linking up with Jose Mourinho - the manager who sold him to Everton at the beginning of 2014 season.
At Goodison Park, Romelu Lukaku scored 71 goals in 133 games in all competitions and will now hope for a similar return at Old Trafford as Manchester United look to mount a title challenge in the Premier League.