Man United signs Lukaku for five years

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

Manchester United has com­pleted the sign­ing of Bel­gium striker Romelu Lukaku from Ever­ton on a five-year con­tract, strength­en­ing the soc­cer team’s at­tack fol­low­ing the de­par­ture of Zla­tan Ibrahi­movic.

United said on Mon­day that the 24-yearold Lukaku has an op­tion for an ex­tra year, af­ter he un­der­went a med­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tion while in the United States.

He will join the team in Los An­ge­les for pre-sea­son train­ing.

A fee wasn’t men­tioned, but it’s be­lieved to be 75 mil­lion pounds ($97 mil­lion). He is the sec­ond most ex­pen­sive player in United’s his­tory af­ter close friend Paul Pogba, who joined last off-sea­son for $116 mil­lion, and the club’s sec­ond sign­ing of the sum­mer af­ter cen­tre back Vic­tor Lin­de­lof.

Lukaku, a pow­er­fully built, six-foot-three striker, links for a sec­ond time with man­ager Jose Mour­inho, who sold the player to Ever­ton in 2014 when at Chelsea.

Lukaku failed to estab­lish a first-team place at Chelsea and had to spend most of his time on loan first at West Bromwich Al­bion and then Ever­ton.

English Premier League cham­pion Chelsea has also re­port­edly been try­ing to re-sign Lukaku in this sum­mer trans­fer win­dow.

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Romelu Lukaku will strengthen the at­tack of Manchester United.

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