Romelu Lukaku has decided to part ways with agent Mino Raiola, and has joined the ranks of Roc Nation instead.
The Roc Nation Sports agency was founded by well renowned rapper Jay-Z, who is on a quest to represent a number of athletes across leagues such as the NBA, MLB and NFL.
So far, he has picked up star names such as basketball star Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors, and NFL wide receiver Dez Bryant.
Lukaku is the company’s first Premier League player, and the Belgian joins fellow football star Jerome Prince Boateng on their roster.
He is understood to have flown down to America following United’s 2-1 victory over his former club Chelsea, a game in which he managed to find the back of the net. Roc nation will now take care of his talent management and commercial opportunities.
The 24-year-old striker announced his switch to the agency in typical fashion, scoring his side’s second goal away at Bournemouth on Wednesday night for his 28th goal of the season. He referenced the deal in his celebration, putting his hands together to form the shape of a diamond.
This Raiola stuff is fascinating. Lukaku made a ballsy decision to move away from the Raiola madness and it’s gonna benefit his career massively. I’m praying Pogba follows suit so he will be staying at United too.
— Hesham Bilal-Hafiz (@hesham786) April 20, 2018
Romelu Lukaku gets his big move to Manchester United and then ditches Mino Raiola?
That’s what I like to see.
— Jordan Clarke (@FourFourJordan) April 19, 2018
Romelu Lukaku has left Mino Raiola. That's superb news. Reports floating around (only a couple) that Paul Pogba is following suit. That would be great for Manchester United. Raiola's too often got his eye on the next move, even when he shouldn't be.
— Adam Joseph (@AdamJosephSport) April 20, 2018
Lukaku now gears up for Saturday’s FA Cup Semi-final against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley, and will hope to add to his tally of goals and help his side reach the finals.