Juventus Agree €9m-A-Year Contract With Romelu Lukaku

Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring their first goal.

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The Romelu Lukaku saga has certainly proven to be an unexpected whirlwind for Manchester United fans.

When initial reports of his exit did the rounds, most supporters were eager to see him go as he has been surplus to requirements at Old Trafford for quite a while now and doesn’t best fit the club’s attacking philosophy.

However, the fact that Inter Milan and Antonio Conte couldn’t afford the asking price that United were posing did make it seem likely that he may not leave.

Then, Juventus entered the fray with a massive offer and the name of Paulo Dybala began to be associated with the saga, which left the fans going helter-skelter.


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Now, Goal reports that Romelu Lukaku has agreed to personal terms with Juventus and also has his salary at Turin sorted out. The Belgian striker is slated to make up to €175,000-a-week which would make his yearly earnings around €9 million.

While this report still claims that Paulo Dybala has to agree to move to Manchester United in order for the deal to go through, that may not prove to be the case.


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Other claims are strongly suggesting that the two clubs will be treating the transfers as separate affairs to avoid the complexity of the player-swap deal.

However, it is understood that both sides would prefer it if the players switch clubs and that no renegotiation may have to be done in the last minute.

Dybala is believed to be hurt by the manner in which Juventus have treated him over this transfer and is now seriously considering a move away from Turin. However, he is thought to be still uncertain about joining Manchester United.

The report adds that he has been excused from training with the Old Lady until Monday which will give him time to make a decision on the situation.