Manchester United’s striker woes are a thorn in the side of the Old Trafford faithful, and most fans are calling for the club to buy an established forward this summer. Among those mentioned are Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku.
It is looking increasingly likely that manager Louis Van Gaal will be leaving this summer, with most reports linking former Chelsea manager José Mourinho with the role.
However, while at Stamford Bridge, Lukaku was deemed surplus to requirements by the Portuguese manager, and many are pondering if the Belgian international striker would be wanted by the former Real Madrid and Inter Milan coach.
Following Lukaku’s £28 million move to Everton in 2014, his stock has continued to rise, scoring 28 goals in 65 appearances since.
Today, some interesting comments by the 22 year-old have emerged in La Derniere Heure, which suggest that a move to United is very much on the cards.
“Some may say I need to convince him [Mourinho], but it is not a question of that.
“That was three years ago and I was not ready to be effective in a top team.
“Several good seasons, including the current one, have changed the situation.
“I will be 23 years old [in May] and I could leave this summer.”
The signing of Lukaku would be a major coup for United, and if he follows upon his career trajectory, he is likely to become one of the world’s top strikers.
Hat-tip to The42.