Romelu Lukaku has explained why he could not turn down an offer from Manchester United this summer.
The club have announced that he has signed a five-year contract, with an option to extend for a further year.
Speaking about a move, Lukaku claims he is looking forward to his first training session with the squad.
“I would like to start by thanking Everton and the fans for the last four wonderful seasons, I have made some special friends and we have shared some amazing moments,” he said.
“However, 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. You could see the fight, determination and the spirit in this team during the Europa League final and I want to become a part of that. I cannot wait to run out at Old Trafford in front of 75,000 fans but before that pre-season is where the hard work starts and I am looking forward to that first training session.”
He’s an exceptional player and will be ready to get his United career on track as the side take on LA Galaxy in the first game of the pre-season tour.