Friday 22 September 2017

Romelu Lukaku’s career in numbers as Man United deal looms

It is thought that a deal has been agreed for the Everton striker.

(Owen Humphreys/PA)
(Owen Humphreys/PA)

By Peter Cary

As rumours surface of a multimillion-pound deal to transfer Romelu Lukaku from Everton to Man United, here’s everything you need to know about the striker’s career in numbers.

The 24-year-old had been expected to rejoin his former club, Chelsea, but instead seems set to link up with his old manager, Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford instead.

The Belgian international has made 186 Premier League appearances, and racked up 87 goals.

With 25 goals under his belt for the 2016/17 season, his ability to create chances will be highly valued by Mourinho, as his new boss looks to make an impact in the Champions League after winning the Europa League tournament in May.

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Romelu Lukaku and Arsenal’s Gabriel Paulista battle for the ball last season (Adam Davy/PA)

United are also thought to have ended their interest in Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata as the move for Lukaku edges closer, with the club hoping to get a deal over the line before heading to the United States on their pre-season tour.

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