By Andrew Hyslop
- Romelu Lukaku is Manchester United’s second signing of the summer
Manchester United have today confirmed the signing of Romelu Lukaku from Everton. Lukaku becomes the second new arrival at Old Trafford this summer.
Manchester United have confirmed that the Belgium international striker has signed a five-year deal at Old Trafford with the option for another year.
Lukaku will now join up with his new team-mates in Los Angeles for pre-season training. Lukaku could make his appearance in the red of United against LA Galaxy on July 16.
Jose Mourinho Reaction
“Romelu is a natural fit for Manchester United. He is a big personality and a big player. It is only natural that he wants to develop his career at the biggest club. He will be a great addition to the group and I know they will make him very welcome. I am really looking forward to working with him again.”
Romelu Lukaku Reaction
“I would like to start by thanking Everton and the fans for the last four wonderful seasons, I have made some special friends and we have shared some amazing moments. However, when Manchester United and Jose Mourinho come knocking at the door it is an opportunity of a lifetime and one that I could not turn down. You could see the fight, determination and the spirit in this team during the Europa League final and I want to become a part of that. I cannot wait to run out at Old Trafford in front of 75,000 fans but before that pre-season is where the hard work starts and I am looking forward to that first training session.”