Manchester United confirm signing of Romelu Lukaku from Everton

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United have officially confirmed that Romelu Lukaku has completed a move to Manchester United from Everton for a fee of £75m.

The Belgian was seemingly destined for a return to Stamford Bridge this summer following a sensational four year spell at Goodison Park that saw him clock up 87 goals in all competitions.

But Jose Mourinho has dealt a massive blow to his former club after Ed Woodward and Co reached an agreement with Everton last week, with the 24-year-old completing his medical in Los Angeles on Sunday.

And the club has announced that Lukaku – who will earn £200,000 a week – is officially a Man United player.

Lukaku was always destined for the highest level. Where he would eventually end up has been an open question for some time now; his time at Everton was just a warm-up – a preliminary period ahead of taking his idiosyncratic, bombastic and unyielding attacking approach to the biggest stage.

And he has chosen, in his own words, the biggest club in the world. At 23 he had more goals under his belt than what the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Michael Owen and Wayne Rooney had managed by that age. Nobody, especially followers of the Premier League, can doubt his brilliance.

The best thing? This is simply just the start.

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