‘Lukaku is as good as certain to United, Rooney back to Everton’

‘Lukaku is as good as certain to United, Rooney back to Everton’

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Manchester United has reached an agreement with Everton over the transfer of Romelu Lukaku. Wayne Rooney walks possible in the opposite direction.

The transfer of Lukaku was already a moment in the air, but now seems settled. United reported on its website that the two clubs have reached an agreement on the transfer fee. The number six of the Premier League should still be able to negotiate with the 24-year-old Belgian on his contract.

Lukaku celebrates currently on holiday in Los Angeles. There, the Belgian had a medical check to undergo and then his transfer to United to complete. The English club meets Sunday, to America for a training camp and Lukaku would so directly at the team of José Mourinho to be able to connect.

The club has no further details known, but reportedly with the transition involved an amount of at least 85 million euros. The expectation is that the English striker Wayne Rooney in the opposite direction comes and joins the Everton coach Ronald Koeman.

Rooney came between 2002 and 2004, and also for Everton. In 65 contests he came fourteen times to score. In 2004, left the 31-year-old striker for € 37 million to United.


Earlier on Saturday wrote to Sky Sports that Chelsea also have a bid of more than 85 million euros would have done on the 24-year-old attacker from Everton.

The difference between the two offers is that Chelsea less money would want to pay to the agent of Lukaku. Mino Raiola would allegedly 12 million pounds, want to maintain to the transfer, converted around € 13.5 million.

The attacker is still on until mid-2019 under contract with Everton. In march, he refused his obligation to renew at the club by coach Ronald Koeman.


Lukaku must be in United to the successor of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who this summer press conference is moved from Manchester.

If it is really to transfer 85 million euros, then Lukaku is the most expensive Belgian player ever. At this time, that is Kevin De Bruyne. In 2015 put Manchester City more than 75 million euros for the midfielder, who was then released for VfL Wolfsburg.

Paul Pogba is still the most expensive player ever. The Frenchman exchanged last year for 105 million euros Juventus for United.

25 hits

United may be the fourth English club to be of Lukaku, who is the youth academy of Anderlecht went through. He signed in 2011 at Chelsea, but knew there was no move to enforce. After a rental period at West Bromwich Albion, he became in 2013 by Everton recorded.

The last season was Lukaku behind Tottenham Hotspur-striker Harry Kane (29 goals) with 25 hits, second on the topscorerslijst of the Premier League. For Belgium, he was a 23 time accurate in 59 international matches.

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