Everton star Romelu Lukaku’s agent had previously gone on record to state that the Belgian international’s decision to sign a new lucrative deal with the club was “99.99%” confirmed, but it seems that the 0.1% chance has triumphed after all.
In an extraordinary turn of events, Lukaku informed Everton after a routine training session that he won’t be signing a new deal which could have seen him become the club’s first player to draw wages of £100,000 a week.
Meanwhile, a few hundred miles to the east at Manchester, one player who does seem to be connected with a big money signing is Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The Swede’s year-long contract with United expires in the summer, and rumours are running rife with suggestions that Zlatan might end up making a huge move to MLS side LA Galaxy.
Putting two and two together, this is turning out to be much more than a coincidence for many fans who believe that Lukaku could wreck absolute havoc as Zlatan’s replacement at Old Trafford.
Check out the best Tweets below:
Lukaku looks to be on his way out of Everton. I would have him here. Big, strong, quick, good finisher & we can't keep relying on Zlatan
— Man Utd News (@RooVanMataZaj) March 14, 2017
mind you, Raiola has a standing arrangement at Old Trafford. Lukaku could end up there with Zlatan possibly MLS-bound.
— LFCZA 🇿🇦 (@LFCZA) March 14, 2017
Wouldn't be surprised if Zlatan leaves United and Lukaku comes in with Raiola making a decent wedge on both deals.
— Si Lloyd (@SmnLlyd5) March 14, 2017
If Zlatan is going then Lukaku could well be needed.
Not the same class but the focal point that José likes.
— Howellsey (@RalphieMilne) March 14, 2017
Lukaku to replace Zlatan at United and Rooney back to The Ev in the summer then.
— The Divine Beard (@Gerrardicted) March 14, 2017
— RyRy (@RyRyOc) March 14, 2017
If Zlatan goes to the MLS and Griezmann refuses to come Lukaku would be a smart alternative IMO carbon copy of Drogba #mufc
— Ronnie 💯 (@Meticulous31) March 14, 2017
Lukaku not signing his Everton contract means that Zlatan will probably be going to America next season unfortunately.
— Gary Morrissey (@GaryMorrissey1) March 14, 2017
Lukaku would be the perfect replacement for Zlatan. Pace, power and most importantly, goals.
— Anthony Martial (@Martialisation) March 14, 2017