United and German giant set to lock horns for £65 million star striker – report

United and German giant set to lock horns for £65 million star striker – report
By Felix Law.

Bayern Munich appears to be scouting Manchester United target and Everton forward Romelu Lukaku who has been impressive since joining the Merseyside club initially on loan in 2013 before signing permanently the following season for £28 million (Everton’s record signing at the time) from Chelsea.

At 23, Lukaku was the toast of several European clubs in the summer as he was linked with virtually all the top clubs before new manager Ronald Koeman discouraged him from making a move in the summer after the European Championship in France.

Manchester United were always linked with him in the summer despite the fact United appointed Jose Mourinho (the same manager who sold him to Everton at Chelsea) as Louis Van Gaal’s successor. Mourinho had revealed the forward (18 at the time) who cost £10 million from Anderlecht in 2012 was a young promise yet he refused to play him on several occasions as he felt he wasn’t ready for first team football signing the likes of Samuel Eto’o and Didier Drogba who were already more than 30 years as Lukaku’s replacement.

This season, Lukaku has scored nine goals in 11 games for club and country continuing from where he stopped last season. Bayern Munich, according to The Sun, sent chief scout Michael Reschke to watch the Belgian in action in  Everton’s home 1-1 draw with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City a game  Lukaku impressed opening the scoring. The Belgian will cost around £65 million, a sum Bayern are ready to pay next summer as they see the Belgian as Robert Lewandowski’s successor at the club.


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