Manchester United have finally agreed a fee with Everton for the transfer of Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku subject to medical and personal terms, the Premier League side confirmed on Saturday. “#MUFC is delighted to announce a fee has been agreed with Everton for the transfer of Romelu Lukaku, subject to a medical & personal terms,” the club said on its verified Twitter feed. “A further announcement will be made in due course,” it added.
Reports in the British press reported that the fee for the 24-year-old would be in the nearbouts of 75 million pounds ($96.68 million), making him the club’s second most expensive signing after bringing in Paul Pogba from Juventus last year for a world record deal for the French midfielder.
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Lukaku, who also garnered interest from former club Chelsea, scored 25 league goals in 37 matches for Everton in the last campaign, only four lesser than the Tottenham Hotspur’s Golden Boot-winning striker Harry Kane.
The striker, who has also scored 20 goals for Belgium, rejected a new contract at Everton in March and will reunite with United manager Jose Mourinho, under whom he served at Chelsea.
United have reportedly paid 75 million pounds and 15 million in bonuses for the transfer with Wayne Rooney moving to Goodison Park in the opposite direction. The Belgian will undergo his Manchester United medical in Los Angeles, sources told Sky Sports.