Romelu Lukaku’s Agent Hints At Summer Exit From Manchester United

Romelu Lukaku’s agent has hinted the striker could leave Manchester United in the summer.

Federico Pastorello confirmed talks over the Belgian’s future will take place at the end of the season.

Lukaku, 25, arrived at Old Trafford in 2017, penning a five-year deal with the Red Devils after they paid £75million to prise him away from Everton.

In two seasons at United he has hit 42 goals but has just 15 strikes this term so far compared to the 27 he plundered in the last campaign.

Lukaku has found himself benched in favour of Marcus Rashford playing centrally on occasion since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, now permanent boss, replaced Jose Mourinho in December.

And while Postorello insists the forward’s focus is fully on helping United into the top four, he cast doubt over Lukaku’s future.

“At the moment he is very focused on finishing the season,” the agent told Sky Sports.

“The competition for third and fourth place in England is very tight so let’s see what will happen in the future at the end the season.

“It’s his second season here and he will still have three years on his contract until the end. Let’s see. He’s someone who loves to know a different culture, a different football.

“He sees a way to have a career playing in different countries because he would like to win some trophies and prove himself and say to his children ‘I won there and I won there and I won there’ and ‘I was a very good player in all the top championships’ so let’s see, the future is really very open but, at the moment, we don’t discuss about that because really the season is in a big moment.”

Pastorello even hinted at where Lukaku could go – speaking of the former Everton striker’s desire to win trophies across the continent.

“He likes Italy. When he was a child he followed a lot the Italian league,” he added.

“Everybody agrees today the Premier League is the best but years ago Italy was the best and they were the dreams for the younger footballer players.

“Teams like Real Madrid and Barcelona of course attract any champion so he sees also in La Liga one day. Bundesliga for sure is a very good championship.”

Despite falling out of favour after Solskjaer’s arrival, Lukaku has forced his way back into contention and has started seven of United’s last 10 games.

And Postorello says the ex-Anderlecht man is enjoying working under the Norwegian.

He said: “In this period what he appreciates a lot about the manager is he was keeping him involved with a lot of attention.

“That is normal with the level of the player but sometimes managers are not so used to doing it anyway.

“Once he had the opportunity he scored goals so he was important when not starting and when he got the opportunity to start, he scored (three games in a row).

“He was amazing in the victory against Paris Saint-Germain so now we think he’s back on his place.”

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