Manchester United are rapidly closing in on their second summer signing, and it literally came from out of nowhere. Reports suggested that a move for Romelu Lukaku was in the offing, with a £75million fee agreed between the Red Devils and Everton.
The 24-year-old striker will likely be coming in to start as our main striker, particularly when you factor in that Zlatan Ibrahimovic hasn’t been offered a new contract.
First and foremost, we’ve drawn up a potential starting line-up including the Belgian beast, alongside his pal Paul Pogba and fellow new arrival, Victor Lindelof.
Check out the full formation here:
As you can see, we’re looking pretty good in terms of our first-choice XI when everyone is fit. On top of that, our squad also boasts the likes of Marcus Rashford, Marcos Rojo, Michael Carrick and several other top players who can come in and fill in where needed.
Anyway, let’s get back to Lukaku himself and talk about what he can add to our team.
The main reason Lukaku will be signed is for his goal threat. Year-on-year, he has built upon his tally from the season before, and 25 goals is an excellent return in Premier League football. That was a tally only bettered by Harry Kane. You also have to remember that he’ll now be playing with better footballers, so perhaps, we could see an increase on those numbers.
Not only will he score goals, but he’ll also run the channels and work hard for his teammates. That’s absolutely essential for a team managed by the self-proclaimed Special One, and I have no doubts that as a whole, United will improve on both sides of the ball because of this man.
Great injury record
Over the last three seasons, Lukaku has only missed four Premier League games which is quite a remarkable record all things considered. Consistency is key, and the fact that he can get himself out on the pitch every week is almost certainly one of his biggest selling points to Mourinho.
This has to be hailed as a stunning piece of business, and one that United need to get over the line as quickly as possible. Personally, I’m a huge admirer of Lukaku’s.
I think it is fair to say that he is nowhere near the finished article and he will have to keep improving, but he knows where the back of the net is and that is exactly what we’ve been crying out for.