When Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was named interim Manchester United manager, the Norwegian put his faith in Marcus Rashford. That left Romelu Lukaku having to remained satisfied with minutes off the substitutes bench.
Understandably, the 26-year-old forward wants more than that. Last night, in an exclusive from The Sun, it is being claimed that Lukaku is ‘set’ for his United exit after agreeing personal terms with Inter Milan.
The Belgium forward will apparently earn a whopping £180,000-a-week with the Serie A giants – when the transfer fee is agreed between the two clubs.
Furthermore, The Sun state that £75million will get the deal done as United are willing to break even on what they paid to bring Lukaku to Old Trafford in 2017.
After covering the story when Roberto Martinez all-but urged Lukaku to leave the club this summer, you always felt like a deal was more likely to happen than not.
The fact that Lukaku has already agreed his weekly wage packet with Inter lets us know that a move could well be on the cards this summer – and I’m not sure how I feel about that.
His record of 42 goals in 96 games for United is a pretty good one. Lukaku is hardly ever injured and he knows where the back of the net is. Sure, his all-round game needs some fine tuning, but I’ve always felt that as long as your striker is sticking the ball in the net and helping you win football matches, that’s really all that matters.