I Cannot Wait To Run Out At Old Trafford In Front Of 75,000 Fans – Lukaku

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Manchester United new striker Romelu Lukaku is ecstatic and is looking forward donning the famous Red Devils’ jersey in front of the home fans after his £75m five-year contract.

The deal for the 24-year-old Belgium international, initially reported by BBC Sport on Thursday, is believed to include £15m in add-ons.

Champions Chelsea had matched the Red Devils’ bid, but missed out on re-signing their former player.

“Romelu is a natural fit for Manchester United. He is a big personality and a big player,” said boss Jose Mourinho.

“It is only natural that he wants to develop his career at the biggest club.

“He will be a great addition to the group. I am really looking forward to working with him again.”

Lukaku, whose contract includes an option for a sixth year, said: “When Manchester United and Jose Mourinho come knocking at the door, it is an opportunity of a lifetime and one that I could not turn down.

“I cannot wait to run out at Old Trafford in front of 75,000 fans.”

Lukaku sent a farewell message to Everton on Monday in which he thanked the club and said it was “an honour” to play in front of their fans.

Mourinho was manager of Chelsea when they sold Lukaku to Everton for £28m in July 2014.

The striker spent the 2013-14 season on loan at the Merseyside club before signing a five-year deal that summer.

He netted 68 Premier League goals across his two spells, scoring 25 times in the Premier League last season.

Lukaku turned down the most lucrative contract offer in Everton’s history, thought to be worth £140,000 a week, in March and later said: “I don’t want to stay at the same level. I want to improve and I know where I want to do that.”

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