Romelu Lukaku enjoyed the final stages of his post-World Cup break by spending time with music superstars and fellow Roc Nation duo Jay-Z and DJ Khaled after a show in the United States.
The Manchester United striker met the pair backstage on Thursday evening at the latest instalment of Jay-Z and Beyonce’s ‘On the Run II Tour’ at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Lukaku took to social media to post a video of himself embracing Jay-Z with the message ‘dreams come true’, while a picture alongside DJ Khaled was captioned: ‘This guy spreads only positivity. Nothing but more blessings to you.’
‘See you soon man, keep doing it and we’ll talk,’ Jay-Z said during the meeting.
Lukaku became the first Premier League player to join Jay-Z’s management agency Roc Nation Sports earlier this year, joining Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng in addition to a host of NFL, MLB and NBA stars including the likes of Kevin Durant, Todd Gurley and Saquon Barkley.
The talent stable originated as Roc Nation, an entertainment company, before branching out into the world of sport in 2013.
Lukaku has been on holiday since scoring four goals to help Belgium finish third at the World Cup in Russia and ending the tournament in a five-way tie for second place in the running for the Golden Boot.
He was initially set to miss United’s 2018/19 Premier League opener against Leicester at Old Trafford on August 10, but, along with England duo Marcus Rashford and Phil Jones, agreed to cut short his vacation by three days in order to help the team.
‘We start the Premier League in nine days, and these are the players that we have plus (Victor) Lindelof, who started training two days ago, Marcus Rashford, Phil Jones and Lukaku because they gave to the group and to the team three days of their holidays,’ Jose Mourinho said in Miami earlier this week.
‘They are coming back three days early to try and be available for the team. And with the fantastic spirit we have in the majority of the players – I repeat, in the majority of the players – we have a fantastic spirit, we go with everything we have to the Premier League.’