Lukaku signing for five years at Manchester United
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Manchester United has Monday the arrival of Romelu Lukaku confirmed. The Belgian striker signs for five years at Old Trafford. In the contract is an option for a sixth season included.
The advent of the 24-year-old international was already weeks in the air. Manchester United made Saturday already known reaching agreement with Everton. The striker cost the club reportedly around 85 million euros.
Lukaku was last weekend a medical check-up in Los Angeles, where he is on vacation. The attacker then connects this week with the team, who had a training camp convenes.
At Manchester United is Lukaku the successor to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, whose contract after last season, was not extended. The Swedish state in the coming months on the side with a knee injury.
According to coach Jose Mourinho is Lukaku a logical choice. “It is a great player and a great personality. It is normal that he his career at the biggest club in the world wants to continue. He will quickly feel welcome and I look forward to again working together with him.”
Mourinho was at Chelsea, even though the trainer of Lukaku. That club took him in 2011 from Anderlecht. Lukaku forced, however, make no move and after a rental period at West Bromwich Albion, he became in 2013 by Everton recorded.
The forefront calls are coming to Manchester, “the chance of my life”. “This I could not reject. I can’t wait till I for the first time, for the eyes of 75,000 spectators can go play.”
Wayne Rooney walked Sunday in the opposite direction. The 31-year-old top scorer of all times of the ‘Mancunians’ put his career at Everton, where Ronald Koeman trainer.
‘Lukaku is as good as certain to United, Rooney back to Everton’