Every international sports news channel including Noticias do Futebol is buzzing about the latest football transfer. As of this Monday, former Everton’s top striker, Romelu Lukaku (24), has signed a 5-year contract with Manchester United. The deal is worth £75 mills, which makes it the second most expensive deal in the history of British football.
Rumors broke that Lukaku’s long-term friend, Pablo Pogba (24), had a crucial role in this epic transfer. However, it’s more likely that the management of Man United made a very calculated move just before the season takes off securing the top striker before anyone else grabs him. The rivalry team, Chelsea, was also interested in bringing Lukaku on their team.
Lukaku’s unstoppable progress
There wasn’t a real discussion about what Lukaku brings on Manchester United’s table. In the last season, Lukaku scored 25 goals in 3267 minutes he spent on the field. His most praised skills such as dribbling, ball control, and sprint speed, has only been tackled by great football experts and followers. It’s true that Lukaku matured, which the player himself finds important for the team. However, his offending and goalkeeping skills are still modestly developed.
This 6’ 3’’ fella has also accomplished a lot when it comes to improving his attacking and movements skills. According to last season’s report, Lukaku’s overall performance scored at 85%, which is slightly bellowed his estimated playing potential. If Manchester United pulls off a good start for this season, we can hope for some great football games, lead by Lukaku, the world’s hottest center.
The dream duo
Another hot topic which fills the lines is how will long-term friends, Lukaku and Pogba, get along in the game. While many experts predict that the duo will face some challenges because of the different game styles, fans are betting that these guys are going to make this season memorable. It’s no secret that Lu and Po share some great chemistry off-the-field, so it’s justified to expect that they will do the same on the field. Whatever it may be, let’s wait for the game with West Ham United, which will be played at Manchester’s home field on August 13.