Manchester United are poised to revive their interest in Everton’s in-form striker Romelu Lukaku ahead of the January transfer window.
This is according to The Sun - bear with us - who understand United have identified the striker, who they were reportedly interested in signing back in the summer, as the perfect player to bolster their attacking options.
Whether the report is true, or pure speculation, there’s no doubt Lukaku would be an excellent signing for the Red Devils. Scroll down this page to see the five reasons why Man Utd should pull out all the stops to bring him to Old Trafford.
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Of course, in order to even tempt Everton into selling one of their best players, a monster bid would be required. The Toffees smashed their transfer record (£28 million) to sign the Belgium international in the summer of 2014 and aren’t likely to sell for anything less than £50 million.
Yes, that’s a hell of a lot of money, but it could pay dividends for the Red Devils in the long run.
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He’s only 22
It’s hard to believe that Romelu Lukaku is only 22 years old - he doesn’t turn 23 until May - because he’s been on the scene since he was a 16-year-old at Anderlecht.
If United sign him in 2016, there’s a good chance he’ll still be banging in the goals at Old Trafford in 10 years’ time.
He scores all types of goals
Left foot, right foot, headers, long-range curlers, close-range tap-ins - Romelu Lukaku can score all types of goals.
Whatever the situation, and regardless of the opponent, Lukaku always looks capable of scoring a goal in any given moment.
He’s ambitious but grounded
Romelu Lukaku risked angering Everton fans last season by hinting he may eventually need to leave Goodison Park in order to further his career.
It wasn’t a particularly smart comment, but it was honest. At Manchester United he could fulfil his personal ambitions.
The proper centre-forward United are crying out for
Wayne Rooney is finished while Anthony Martial is still learning his trade, so there’s a space available for a proven goalscorer to cement his status as United’s first-choice centre-forward.
Lukaku scored his 50th Premier League goal in 100 matches earlier this week - clear evidence that he’s ready to play for a huge club like Manchester United.
United fans will remember a 19-year-old Romelu Lukaku scoring a hat-trick against them in Sir Alex Ferguson’s last match in charge of the Red Devils back in May 2013.
The Belgian relishes the big occasions - a vital asset for any potential Manchester United signing.
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