With Chelsea left furiously in their wake, Manchester United have kicked off the pre-season with quite the statement in their intentions by nabbing Romelu Lukaku, right under the noses of the rivals.
Various media outlets reported yesterday afternoon that the big Belgian talisman was set to hold talks with the Red Devils after Everton accepted a gargantuan £75m offer – a free set to just about topple the amount paid for Paul Pogba in his World Record transfer deal last Summer.
Indeed it seems like best bud Pogba was the first Manchester United player to hear the news during a filmed conversation uploaded on the Frenchman’s Instagram feed. Adding further weight to the reports was the ‘see you tomorrow in training’ message as well as the ‘#AgentP’ hashtag – a nod to the man that represents both players, the derisive agent Mino Raiola.
Here’s the video:
A translation of the discussion, courtesy of 101GG, shows that the dialogue goes a little something like this.
Lukaku: My friend, what’s up? You good or what?
Pogba: It’ s done.
Lukaku: Meeting tomorrow at training?
Pogba: Meeting? What did you say?
Lukaku: Tomorrow meeting at training
Pogba: Tomorrow at training, yes?
Lukaku: Meeting at training tomorrow!