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Confirmation that Everton’s Romelu Lukaku is joining Manchester United is imminent. The Belgian international has completed a medical in Los Angeles ahead of his move to the Goodison Park, the fee for which could rise from £75 million to £90m.
The Red Devils revealed that they had beaten his former club Chelsea to the signing of the 24-year-old on Saturday morning, writing on Twitter: “#MUFC is delighted to announce a fee has been agreed with Everton for the transfer of Romelu Lukaku, subject to a medical & personal terms.”
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 8, 2017
His medical follows the news that he was arrested in the United States for hosting a party that spiralled out of control. Police responded to six noise complaints at his holiday home. Lukaku wil appear in court on October 2.
It’s worthy to note that this will cause him too many sleepless nights.
He posted photos on social media of his medical. He also signed a young Manchester Unted fan’s shirt, writing: First Manchester United fan i’ve met…#Blessed #Thankful”.
Romelu Lukaku has completed his Man Utd medical and signed his first shirt for a fan. 🔴⚪️ pic.twitter.com/nx6OQEpakE
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) July 9, 2017
We will find out for certain what number the Belgian will wear, but the Mirror believe they already know what his jersey number will. Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s departure has left the United’s No. 9 shirt available but it won’t be handed to the former Chelsea man.
Instead, the 24-year-old will wear the same shirt he wore at Everton, and the number Wayne Rooney will vacate when he returns to Goodison Park – No. 10.
First summer signing, Victor Lindeloff will take up the No. 2 jersey. Lukaku will meet up with his new teammates in Los Angeles as the Red Devils pre-season tour gets underway.
Lindelof will receive the no.2 shirt and Lukaku will likely get no.10 [mirror]
— utdreport (@utdreport) July 8, 2017
The Red Devils will take on Los Angeles Galaxy, Real Salt Lake, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona, and Jesse Lingard is looking forward to the challenge their final three matches will present.
“We’re used to playing top teams in pre-season, such as Real Madrid and Barcelona, and it’s always a good experience,” he told ManUtd.com.
“Hopefully, we can perform well in those games and take good form into the new season. Every tour game is important, even if it’s just to build match fitness, and it’s good that everyone can get a run out and get a taste of what it’s like and take that forward.”