Manchester United Football Club have made a start to their summer by signing Daniel James from Swansea City.
The 20-time Premier League champions have to kick on from there, though – and no doubt they’ll be bumps in the road along the way.
One player who has been linked with a Red Devils exit this summer is Romelu Lukaku. We covered a story on June 3rd from the Daily Express, in which it was claimed that the striker had been told he can leave the club Now, the 26-year-old has finally spoken about the situation.
Following Belgium’s 3-0 victory over Scotland last night, United’s #9 didn’t directly admit that he’ll leave Old Trafford, although he did drop an extremely strong hint that he’ll be on the move…
‘I’ll speak with my club and my agent Federico Pastorello to make the best decision,’ said Lukaku, per The Metro.
‘I am going to enjoy my holidays with my family now. I know what I’ll do, but won’t say it. We’ll see. Do I expect a busy summer? Yes.’
Why else would Lukaku say he expects a busy summer unless he’s upping-sticks and moving elsewhere? If he intended to stay at the Theatre of Dreams he’d have come out and denied those rumours flatly, just as he did when reports of an argument with Paul Pogba emerged.
After scoring 42 goals across two seasons at United, Lukaku has had a hit-and-miss spell in Manchester. Goals have been plentiful but the lack of an all-round game and disappointing performances in the bigger matches have led to unhappy sections of the United fanbase.
I can’t imagine the club will be willing to let Lukaku leave on the cheap, though. Edward Woodward will expect to at least get back the £75million that United paid to sign him from Everton two years ago. I can probably count the clubs who can afford to pay that on my fingers…