BBC journo: 24-year-old star favours Manchester United move over rival

Manchester United’s interest in Everton’s Romelu Lukaku is well documented.  The 24-year-old striker is one of the best in the Premier League at finding the back of the net, and he has openly expressed his desire to leave Goodison Park this summer.

It always felt like it would be a two-horse race between Manchester United and Chelsea to sign the Belgian beast, and today, Richard Askam has confirmed that – whilst adding that Lukaku’s camp seems to favour a move to the Theatre of Dreams rather than Stamford Bridge.

There is no denying the fact that Jose Mourinho simply has to sign a new striker over this transfer window, as Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s 28-goals tally from last season needs to be replaced.

Personally, I don’t think there would be a more suited replacement than Lukaku, who knows the Premier League well whilst also having time on his side.

Last season, the Everton man scored an impressive 25 goals in the Premier League alone, which betters Ibrahimovic’s league tally of 17 by 8 strikes.

Any deal to potentially bring Lukaku in isn’t going to be cheap. Everton paid a hefty fee to bring him to Merseyside, and obviously, they’ll be looking for something extra to let him go. But, if any club can afford it, United can.

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