Romeu Lukaku passed his medial in Los Angeles yesterday and although the contract is not yet signed, the Belgian has given an interview to ESPN where he explained why he wanted to join Manchester United.
“It’s the biggest club in the world,” he said. “It’s a club that is hungry to win the league again, to be dominant in the world again… it’s the opportunity I’ve always wanted since I was a child and one day they came calling and I didn’t have to think twice. I’m really delighted to be part of their history.”
Having played in England for a few years, Lukaku is under no illusions where the place to be is, even though for the last four years United have underperformed.
He said, “Who would say no to the biggest club in the world? Best stadium in England, the best fans, it’s the perfect opportunity. I always said I wanted to play for a team that’s channeling for every trophy there is there. Manchester United at the minute wants to be that dominant team, that dominant force, and if you look at their history, it says enough. To become part of a club like them is something I really wanted and I’m thankful for the opportunity they gave me. Now it’s time to work hard, work harder than I ever did before and I’m willing to do it and hopefully it will come out a good way.”
An announcement on the completion of Lukaku’s move is expected at any time.