Romelu Lukaku’s transfer to Manchester United from Everton was confirmed today and the player has discussed how he’s feeling and why he signed.
I am delighted, excited, I can’t wait to start, to be with the team, the manager, and to start a new part of my life.
The history, the players that play for the club and the way that the club is always hungry to win trophies. It is something that I want and it is something that I was searching for. For me it was the perfect opportunity to make the big step and as a club, when Manchester United comes and asks you to play for them then you do not say no.
Lukaku has played for Everton for the last four years but has lived in Manchester rather than Merseyside. The striker has revealed that on one of the occasion when he drove past Old Trafford he told his mum he would sign for United one day.
I live in Manchester so I pass Old Trafford many times when I want to go to the city centre. One night I said to my mum that I would play there one day. I thought so. I had a certain feeling. It was just the stadium. When you pass it, I am driving but I am looking at the stadium the whole time. Every time when I played against Man United, every time I came onto the pitch, I just felt like a child. You can see the atmosphere, the fans. It was just a blessing and I can’t wait to play my first game over there. I am really excited for that.