Manchester United have done their second signing of a summer with a record-breaking constraint of Romelu Lukaku – to a pleasure of Jose Mourinho who kick his former employers Chelsea to his capture.
The 24-year-old has changed to Old Trafford for a £75million send price – creation him a many costly striker in English football history.
Lukaku has sealed a five-year deal, value in a segment of £200,000-per-week, with an choice to extend his agreement for a serve year.
He will take a No 9 shirt ragged by Zlatan Ibrahimovic final season.
The Belgium general was held in a two-way scuffle between United and his former bar Chelsea for his services this summer with a striker’s preference causing a vital blow to a latter’s send plans.
And vocalization about his new signing Mourinho, done it transparent that Lukaku is during a right place to continue developing.
‘Romelu is a healthy fit for Manchester United,’ he told the club’s central website.
‘He is a large celebrity and a large player. It is usually healthy that he wants to rise his career during a biggest club. He will be a good further to a organisation and we know they will make him unequivocally welcome.
‘I am unequivocally looking brazen to operative with him again.’
Lukaku, who has been holidaying in America, will join adult with his new team-mates in Los Angeles on their pre-season debate opposite a Atlantic.
Describing his pierce to United, Lukaku hailed it as a ‘opportunity of a lifetime’ while also profitable his respects to Everton – where he scored
‘I would like to start by thanking Everton and a fans for a final 4 smashing seasons, we have done some special friends and we have common some extraordinary moments,’ Lukaku told United’s central website.
‘However, when Manchester United and Jose Mourinho come knocking during a doorway it is an event of a lifetime and one that we could not spin down.
‘You could see a fight, integrity and a suggestion in this group during a Europa League final and we wish to turn a partial of that.
‘I can't wait to run out during Old Trafford in front of 75,000 fans though before that pre-season is where a tough work starts and we am looking brazen to that initial training session.’
Shortly after central confirmation, a absolute striker took to Instagram to exhibit his pleasure writing: ‘I wish to appreciate God for this opportunity! Blessed and gay to be partial of a best football bar in a world! @manchesterunited.’
On Sunday night, Lukaku – who assimilated Everton in 2013 before sealing a permanent pierce to a Toffees a year after – had thanked a Goodison Park outfit for a 4 years he spent in a blue half of Merseyside on Sunday night.
He pronounced on Instagram: ‘I wish to contend a large appreciate we to all a people concerned during Everton.
‘I wish to appreciate a fans for your support via a 4 years we’ve spent together.
‘You guys helped me by all my games and we can proudly contend it was an honour to play in front of you.
‘To a staff during a a track and training ground, appreciate we for creation me feel during home from a initial day we walked in. To my team-mates it was good to play with we guys. To technical staff appreciate we for assisting me turn a improved player.
‘Working with we guys has been a pleasure and I’ll take your recommendation via a rest of my career. Thank we Everton Football Club.’
Ironically ‘Forever Everton’, a renouned Goodison Park chant, accompanies a post along with cinema of Lukaku donning a club’s colours.
Lukaku, who scored 87 goals in 166 games during Everton, underwent a medical in Los Angeles during a weekend before his pierce became central on Monday.
By Luke Augustus