Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Just Luk How Much He Is Going to Cost

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Just Luk How Much He Is Going to Cost

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ROMELU Lukaku will become the most expensive player in history after completing his move to United.

The Belgian international's £75m transfer from Everton was confirmed yesterday - but the fee can rise to £90m with add-ons.

The requirements to reach those additional payments are said to be 'achievable' - meaning United expect to meet the full amount and make the 24-year-old the costliest player of all time.

While Wayne Rooney's move to Everton was not directly linked to the deal - it did help to facilitate it, which is also a consideration when weighing up the complete package of what is an enormous deal.

The current world record stands at £89m, which United paid for Paul Pogba last summer.

Lukaku's add-ons will be made in two separate instalments, although the exact requirements have not been revealed.

"Romelu is a natural fit for Manchester United," said Jose Mourinho. …

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