A flurry of reports emerged yesterday morning claiming Everton had accepted a £75 million bid from Manchester United for Romelu Lukaku.
Later updates did contradict the claims but it does now seem clear that the Belgian powerhouse will be a Manchester United player by next week. He could even feature in the Reds’ preseason opener against LA Galaxy on July 16 in the StubHub Centre.
The striker is already in Los Angeles where he’s been enjoying his time off with United’s Paul Pogba and footage emerged of the pair joining in a five-a-side game and fans are absolutely loving it.
In the video, Lukaku can be seen bullying his way past a number of opponents before rifling home what we can safely presume was not his only goal of the night.
Most are predicting the 24-year-old’s arrival will be confirmed tomorrow after he completes a medical and the two clubs nail down the finer details of the deal. In the past, United have announced acquisitions on the first day of their summer tours in order to create a buzz for the upcoming games.
With the star power of these two, there’s little doubt Stateside supporters will be packing out stadiums in the coming weeks.