Romelu Lukaku transfer: Man United forward wants to play in different countries and will discuss Old Trafford future this summer, agent says
Romelu Lukaku will discuss his Manchester United future this summer as he desires to play abroad throughout his career, the forward’s agent has revealed.
Lukaku, the Belgium international, is nearing the end of his second season at Old Trafford, having first joined the Red Devils from Everton in July 2017.
United became the fourth English club Lukaku has represented, following spells with the Toffees, West Brom, and Chelsea – who brought him to the Premier League from Belgium.
The 25-year-old, who has won 79 caps for Belgium, began his career with Anderlecht, and his agent, Federico Pastorello, says Lukaku sees himself moving abroad before the end of his career.
“He likes Italy,” Pastorello told Sky Sports. “When he was a child he followed a lot the Italian league.
“Everybody agrees today the Premier League is the best but years ago Italy was the best and they were the dreams for the younger footballer players.
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“Teams like Real Madrid and Barcelona of course attract any champion so he sees also in LaLiga one day. Bundesliga for sure is a very good championship.”
Despite Lukaku’s desire to play in some of Europe’s biggest leagues after a lengthy spell in England, there is no guarantee he will look to leave Manchester United this summer, with the forward only assessing his options at the end of the season.
“At the moment he is very focused on finishing the season,” Pastorello continued.
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“The competition for third and fourth place in England is very tight so let’s see what will happen in the future at the end the season.
“It’s his second season here and he will still have three years on his contract until the end. Let’s see. He’s someone who loves to know a different culture, a different football.
“He sees a way to have a career playing in different countries because he would like to win some trophies and prove himself and say to his children ‘I won there and I won there and I won there’ and ‘I was a very good player in all the top championships’ so let’s see, the future is really very open but, at the moment, we don’t discuss about that because really the season is in a big moment.”
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