The Red Devils seem to be willing to pay an incredible total of £75 million for the Belgian international. Initially, United seemed to be keen on bringing Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid, but now, it looks like the Premier League giants have sealed the deal with Lukaku, beating Chelsea in the process.
Does this mean Morata’s deal is off? Los Blancos initially demanded a whopping €90 million for the striker, but slashed the amount down to €80 million. Since the Spanish giants failed to reach an agreement as planned, the Reds turned to the blue side of Merseyside, circling the Belgian.
Moving to the red side of Manchester to Jose Mourinho might have seemed like a dream for Morata. But it’s fair to say he won’t be particularly pleased after hearing the news. The Spaniard was keen on playing at Old Trafford, wanting to be an integral part of Manchester United’s army, which isn’t exactly the case at Madrid.
Got to feel for Morata, the guy even left his wife behind on honeymoon to return to Madrid in effort to force #MUFC move.
— José Mourinho-MUFC (@Utd_JM) July 7, 2017
As of now, Morata looks to be joining up with Los Blancos for their pre-season training next week, along with James Rodriguez, who looks very unlikely to play at The Bernabeu next season.
Furthermore, Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is adamant on the fixed price of the 24-year-old forward. The talented frontman is certainly an asset to any team, and it would be quite interesting to see where he might be playing next season.
Written by Ashish Sreejith
Have had two addictions in life- playing football and watching football. Usually described as introverted but not when it comes to speaking and writing about the beautiful game of football.