Manchester United could well be looking at signing a striker this summer, particularly with Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s injury problem still ongoing. One player that Jose Mourinho has been linked quite heavily with is Romelu Lukaku of Everton.
The Belgian striker currently plies his trade for Everton, and it is certainly fair to say that he has been one of the best in the Premier League at putting the ball into the back of the net over recent years.
Lukaku has already told Koeman of his plans to leave Goodison Park this summer, and now it looks as though the Merseyside team are ready to let him leave. That’s according to his agent Mino Raiola.
“Lukaku had a promise that if certain clubs came this summer that he could leave this summer,” Raiola told talkSPORT, as per Sky Sports News.
“We are not in concrete talks with anybody at this moment, but hearing the market I think some clubs will contact Everton.”
“If the price is right for Everton and the project is right for Lukaku then I think he will want to make another step, but we are not there yet.”
In terms of the perfect striker to replace Ibrahimovic, I don’t think it gets any better than Lukaku. This is a guy who is physical, deadly in the box and a real threat in the air.
My only concern would be the fact that Jose Mourinho has already sold him once when the pair worked together at Chelsea. With that said, a lot has changed since then and his ability is clear for all to see.
As always, Mourinho and Manchester United’s excellent relationship with Mino Raiola could play a part in this. The agent also manages both Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and it is always nice to be on the good side of one of the most powerful men in the game.
I guess we now just have to wait and see whether any official bid comes in for him. This is all speculation right now, and Raiola hasn’t named United directly, but I would be surprised if we aren’t showing at least a little bit of interest in him.