Lukaku Sealed Man United Move, Pick Number 9 Jersey
Following a rather shocking transfer news, Romelu Lukaku’s deal to Manchester United has finally been made official, with the Premier League giant making the announcement on their club’s website.
Man United further explained on their announcement that the Belgium international attacker has signed a five year deal with an option for another year of extension.
It’s an important signing indeed for Jose Mourinho’s men as they finally get their target man up front, in place of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, whose contract was not extended this summer as the player is still recovering from his long term injury.
Lukaku himself will not only be replacing Ibrahimovic in terms of position but also jersey number as the former Everton man is set to take that number nine jersey which was used by the big Swede last season.
Explaining his decision in choosing that number, the Belgian simply stated that it’s because nine is a striker’s number, so he really want to use it at United.
The 24-year-old also thanked Ibrahimovic as they veteran attacker already his successor permission and blessing to use that special shirt number.
Although it will be a big task, Lukaku certainly hope that he can continue to be the next great number nine for Man United during his time at Old Trafford.