Manchester United announce Romelu Lukaku signing

Romelu Lukaku.
Romelu Lukaku has completed signed a 5-year deal with Man Utd Photo Credit: Twitter(@ManUtd.)

Manchester United have announced the signing of Belgian striker, Romelu Lukaku, from Everton.

Lukaku, who signed a five-year contract with an option for a further year, after completing a medical, joins United for a fee of £75m, plus £15m in add-ons.

The Red Devils confirmed the signing in a statement released on the club’s official website.

“Manchester United is delighted to announce the signing of Romelu Lukaku from Everton on a five-year contract, with an option to extend for a further year,” the statement read.

“Romelu is a natural fit for Manchester United,” manager, José Mourinho said.
“He is a big personality and a big player. It is only natural that he wants to develop his career at the biggest club.

Romelu Lukaku.
Lukaku sporting the new United Adidas training kit. Photo Credit: Twitter(@ManUtd.)

“He will be a great addition to the group and I know they will make him very welcome. I am really looking forward to working with him again,” he added.

“”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,” said Lukaku.

“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 added.

. Lukaku, who scored 25 goals in the league last season for Everton, has since joined up with new team-mates in Los Angeles ahead of their pre-season tour in the United States.

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Lukaku training with new United team mates in Los Angeles.

United saw off a late bid from Chelsea, who signed the 24-year-old as a teenage for £18m from Belgian champions, Anderlecht in 2011, before sending him out on loan severally.

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