NEWS
Thursday August 8 2019
Lukaku lands for €75m Inter deal

Romelu Lukaku was greeted by 500 Inter fans at the airport at 2am, as he arrived to complete his €65m plus €10m bonuses move from Manchester United.

The striker had been in Brussels training with Anderlecht over the last few days, even though he had been expected back in Manchester.

This determination to push through a transfer and the latest Inter offer - €65m fixed fee, €10m in add-ons and a five per cent cut of any future sale – convinced United to accept.

He flew out late Wednesday night on a private jet with agent Federico Pastorello, who published the picture of their journey on Instagram.

Approximately 500 fans flocked to Malpensa Airport to greet the Belgium international, despite the fact it was almost 2am by the time he emerged.

He waved and smiled with them as he walked into the airport and they chanted his name.

Lukaku is 26 years old and set to undergo a medical on Thursday, then sign a five-year contract worth €7.5m per season.

Manchester United purchased him from Everton in 2017 for €84.7m (£76m) and had hoped to make back that money, but Inter managed to negotiate them down over weeks of talks to €65m plus €10m in bonuses.

That translates to £60m with £9.2m in add-ons.

He had been on the verge of a move to Juventus last week, but Paulo Dybala turned down Manchester United and ruined the swap deal.

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