Written by Masoom Kalra,
The Belgian is poised to join the Red Devils in an astronomical deal, the latest sign that the Premier League’s extravagance will not end soon….
Romelu Lukaku is moving to Manchester United from Everton, in a stunning deal that could be worth of £150 million once wages are factored in.
Lukaku says farewell to Everton
Lukaku has filled the gap in United and has left a hole at the tofees, but there’s only one winner in this deal.
Everton has already started to invest the money that they expected to receive from Lukaku’s tranfer, and they have done so smartly, investing in the electric Sandro Ramirez.
Lukaku is a superb striker. He scored 87 goals in 166 games for Everton after a £28m move from Chelsea, but the Toffees stand to make a massive profit on the Belgium international. They have expertly extracted a mammoth transfer fee for a player that has been widely touted as a flat-track bully, and who has a number of flaws, namely his ability to control the ball effectively when his side is on the break.
This is the transfer window of 2017 in a microcosm. Players are moving for simply insane fees, merely because their clubs have no desire, or need, to sell.
The Reds’ highest-paid player signed a new five-year deal without a release clause in January and has no desire to depart Anfield this summer.
Liverpool have fielded no enquiries from Paris Saint-Germain over Philippe Coutinho and have reiterated none would be welcomed nor entertained over the Brazil international.
Coutinho, who will report back to Merseyside for pre-season training on Tuesday after an extended break given his international exertions, is perhaps more unattainable than Kylian Mbappe – PSG’s priority objective in the window.
Rooney To everton
The former England captain has completed a return to Goodison Park from Manchester United, and will wear the number he has become synonymous with
Rooney completed an emotional return to the club he left 13 years ago on Sunday, paving the way for Lukaku to move the other way to Manchester United
And the Toffees have wasted little time in reassigning the striker’s shirt, with Rooney set to wear the squad number he has made his own at both club and international level.
Rooney scored a total of 253 goals at United, in 559 games, having begun his career by netting 15 in 71 games for the Toffees.