The summer transfer window is now just around the corner, with Manchester United highly likely to invest rather heavily once again, as the rebuilding process under Jose Mourinho continues. It’s about that point in the calendar year when rumours start to surface.
The latest whisper coming out of the media is from The Sun, and they suggest that Manchester United’s chances at signing Everton’s Romelu Lukaku have been boosted. That’s because the big Belgian doesn’t fancy a return to Chelsea with Antonio Conte at the helm, as he wouldn’t be allowed to play his natural game due to having to track back and do defensive work.
This comes just a week or so after Mourinho’s team were linked with a move for Lukaku, and what a signing it would be if the Red Devils could pull this one off.
Lukaku, 23, leads the way in terms of Premier League scoring this campaign with 24 goals. That’s a simply stunning achievement considering that he doesn’t play for one of the so-called ‘big six’, and it goes to show that he is capable of scoring for any side in the country.
In terms of replacing Zlatan Ibrahimovic, I don’t think there is a player out there more suited to the role when it comes to playing style. My only concern would be the fact that Mourinho was the boss who sold him from Chelsea a few years ago as he clearly wasn’t impressed by Lukaku, so I’d have my doubts about whether this move could happen.