Report: Everton’s Romelu Lukaku linked with summer move to Manchester United

Romelu Lukaku

Manchester United are reportedly keen on signing Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, formerly of Chelsea and West Brom.

As reported by the Sun, Manchester United are weighing up a summer move for Romelu Lukaku, currently of Everton.

The Belgian striker, 22, just completed his first season as a permanent Toffees player, scoring 20 goals in 48 games across all competitions. He spent last season on loan at Goodison Park, as well as spending time with West Brom the campaign before, having signed for Chelsea in 2012.

Since moving to the Premier League, the young forward has netted 53 goals in an impressive 134 games across all competitions, as he established himself as one of the best talents in world football.

United have now been linked with making a summer move for Lukaku, as per the Sun report, with the need to sign a consistent goalscoring striker evident.

Radamel Falcao has left Old Trafford following the expiration of his loan deal, whilst Robin van Persie sounds as if he could be leaving the club too, along with Javier Hernandez. Wayne Rooney is the only senior striker in favour of Louis van Gaal, and although Memphis Depay will add goals, he is hardly a classic number nine.

Lukaku has proven his ability in the Premier League, and has shown to be able to fulfil many striking roles, whether as target man, poacher or even dropping deep and finding positions on the wing to become a creative threat.

He would be a good signing for the Red Devils to make, although he is likely to require a large fee to prise him away from Merseyside, and he would surely need first-team guarantees, with the lack of consistent football one of the reasons he pushed for a move away from Chelsea.

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