According to the latest reports, Serie A outfit Inter Milan is willing to accept an offer from Premier League side Manchester United in the summer transfer window for Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku but with bonuses that the 26-year-old meets his criteria at the San Siro.
Manchester United suffered a horrendous season in the Premier League as they finished in sixth place on the table and with no real chance of winning silverware. But Norwegian boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to bolster his side for the upcoming season and has already snapped up Daniel James and Aaron Wan Bissaka this summer transfer window.
But there are a few players that the 46-year-old needs to offload in order to add balance to his spending and squad as well. One player who has never really managed to win over the fans at Old Trafford over the past few seasons has been Belgian star Romelu Lukaku.
There was a big hype around the big centre-forward when he arrived at the red half of Manchester two seasons ago in a staggering £75 million transfer deal from Merseyside outfit Everton. But despite scoring goals on a regular basis for United, Lukaku has often been termed as a scapegoat by the United faithful.
Over the last few weeks, the 26-year-old has been linked with a move to Serie A club Inter Milan and negotiations have already taken place over a transfer. And now the Nerazzurri are prepared to pay the whole £75 million that United are demanding but with a catch.
Antonio Conte’s Inter is ready to pay £60 million upfront for Lukaku’s transfer and the rest of the £15 million if Lukaku meets certain criteria’s while performing for the Italian club. The deal that Inter are offering also includes several bonus payments for Lukaku and the striker is eager to leave Manchester United in a bid to kickstart his career someplace else.
It’s about time that United set Lukaku free and offload him to some other club because he does not seem like a striker who can actually win silverware on a regular basis with the 20 time League champions. With Marcus Rashford signing a new deal, Solskjaer can use the funds from Lukaku’s sale to land in another top-class forward that can help United achieve their targets.