Monday, 10 July 2017

Man United Make Lukaku 5th Most Expensive Footballer As They Sign The Everton Striker

Romelu Lukaku’s reported 31 billion naira [75 million pounds] switch to Manchester United sees the Belgium international become the fifth most expensive player in history.
The Red Devils already announced that they had a agreed a fee with Everton on Saturday, and have now made the transfer official.

The deal sees Lukaku knock Luis Suarez’s switch from Liverpool to Barcelona out of the top-five transfers, but his fee is some way behind the amount United paid for Paul Pogba.
Lukaku has signed a five-year deal at United, worth in the region of £200,000-per-week
The 24-year-old's contract also includes the option to extend it further by another year

Above him is Gonzalo HiguaĆ­n, who moved to Juventus for N31.47 billion [£75.3million] last year.
Mourinho said after the signing: "He is a natural fit for Manchester United. He is a big personality and a big player. It is only natural that he wants to develop his career at the biggest club.

"He will be a great addition to the group and I know they will make him very welcome. I am really looking forward to working with him again."
Lukaku, whose contract includes an option for a sixth year, added: "When Manchester United and Jose Mourinho come knocking at the door, it is an opportunity of a lifetime and one that I could not turn down.

"I cannot wait to run out at Old Trafford in front of 75,000 fans."
Lukaku has been on holiday in the Californian city with Paul Pogba and admitted that his close friend, who joined United for N37.3b a year ago, helped convince him to choose Old Trafford ahead of Chelsea.
The Belgium international will take the No 9 shirt worn by Zlatan Ibrahimovic last season
He will join up with his new team-mates in LA on their pre-season tour across the Atlantic
"It’s been a big role," said Lukaku.

"He is one of my best friends and my neighbour too so we are always together on a daily basis. 

"He would explain to me how things were going and last year when he signed for United. To have witnessed that, it really triggered something in my brain that if one day the chance could occur, I would not say no. 

"When Manchester United and Jose Mourinho come knocking at the door it is an opportunity of a lifetime and one that I could not turn down."
Lukaku took to Instagram on Monday to hail his move to the Theatre of Dreams
Lukaku took to Instagram to hail his move to Old Trafford

1. Paul Pogba – Juventus to Manchester United, N37.3b [£89.3m]

2. Gareth Bale – Tottenham to Real Madrid, N35.6b [£85.3m]

3. Cristiano Ronaldo – Manchester United to Real Madrid, N33.44b [£80m]

4. Gonzalo Higuain – Napoli to Juventus, N31.47 [£75.3m]

5. Romelu Lukaku – Everton to Manchester United, N31b [£75m]

6. Luis Suarez – Liverpool to Barcelona,N27b [ £65m]

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