3 reasons Romelu Lukaku won’t join Manchester United or Bayern Munich

The Everton striker is far more likely to join French champions Paris St Germain.

The future of Romelu Lukaku is something that will be a big talking point in the summer transfer window.

In an impressive season, which has seen him score 25 goals in all competitions, , he has become one of the Premier League’s top strikers.

His performances have not gone unnoticed, as numerous reports link him to European giants such as Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Juventus.

His own father is also keen on him making a move, having said that his son should join Bayern or Manchester United, as reported by Sky Sports.

However, either club is an unlikely destination, with a move to Paris St Germain looking more probable for three very important reasons.

He wouldn’t be first choice

If Romelu Lukaku is to leave Everton this season, he won’t be moving to a club where he will be second choice.

That was the principal reason he left Chelsea for Goodison Park in the first place, with him not getting the chances he needed to develop in London.

Having now significantly improved his game at West Brom and Everton, there is very little chance he will fancy halting that development by sitting on the bench at a Champions League club.

That is what would await him at Bayern Munich, with Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski already vying for the striker’s role while Manchester United are equally well covered. PSG on the other hand, will need a new first choice when Zlatan Ibrahimovic leaves this summer. 

PSG need to replace Ibrahimovic

Speaking of the French champions, they seem the most likely side to secure the Belgian given the future of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The Swedish star looks set to leave the club in the summer as his contract comes to an end and Laurent Blanc’s side need a replacement for him.

Lukaku is ideal, with him yet to hit his peak and having proved his quality in the Premier League already.

Given they could easily afford Everton’s asking price, as well as offer him very lucrative wages, and their existing connections with his agent, then France seems a very likely next destination for him. 

Agent connections

The key to any move for Lukaku will be his agent Mino Raiola, who the player hired last summer.

Since then, the so-called ‘super agent’ has been touting the Belgian star around Europe, having already spoken about the prospect of him joining the likes of PSG, Real Madrid or Juventus.

Two of those clubs he already has firm contacts with, PSG and Juventus, representing Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Blaise Matuidi and Maxwell at the French side, and Paul Pogba at the Italians.

That pre-established relationship makes a move to either of those clubs more probable than Bayern or United in the predicted battle for his signature. 

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