According to reports from The Telegraph, Manchester United have rejected a £54m approach for Romelu Lukaku from Inter.
The odds on Lukaku being at Inter after the summer transfer window are just 1.25 with Bet365, although you can get more generous odds with mightytips.com. Lukaku is almost certainly on the move with most of the league bookmakers making it 7/1 that he will still be with United come the new season.
While the United fanbase have had their frustrations with the Belgian in the past, the Red Devils are absolutely making the right call in rejecting that transfer offer.
In fact, it’s laughable that Inter thought they could land the striker for such a little amount when you consider his career achievements up to this point.
Indeed, the 26-year-old is a proven goalscorer having scored 113 Premier League goals in just over 250 appearances, and he is also a proven hitman at the international level having become his country’s all-time record scorer.
Indeed, for all of his faults, Lukaku still provides an immense threat up top and in this day and age, he is worth so much more than £54m.
We’ve just seen Alvaro Morata move to Atletico Madrid for a similar amount despite his striking credentials being less impressive than the Belgian’s.
Not only would United be making a £21m loss if they sold Lukaku for just £54m, but they would also be being ripped off.
He’s coming off of the worst season of his career so far, having scored just 12 league goals, but there’s no reason he can’t recapture the form he showed when he hit 25 in the Premier League at Everton.
Imagine if Chelsea had sold Didier Drogba the season after he had scored just five goals in 24 appearances. They would have missed out on the 29 goals he scored the next season as he won the Golden Boot.
Strikers come in and out of form, but Lukaku’s record across his career shows that he has the quality to be one of the world’s top strikers and he is surely worth more than what Antonio Conte’s side are offering.