Let’s face it – despite the many millions of pounds that have been spent down at Old Trafford in recent transfer windows, the 2015/16 campaign has so far proven a somewhat thankless task for Louis van Gaal, with his team’s distinct inability to do the business in front of goal a worry.
Memphis Depay seemingly hasn’t settled as quickly as some Manchester United fans may have initially been expecting him to, the talents of Anthony Martial have become somewhat wasted under LVG’s recent tactics and although the current Red Devils skipper remains side-lined from the first team fold at Old Trafford at the moment – Wayne Rooney simply fails to resemble the player he once was for the prestigious Premier League club.
So then, with the January transfer window fast approaching, are Manchester United really ready sign Everton’s Romelu Lukaku to address their concerns as certain reports have recently made out?
Well, whilst the majority of Toffees fans would likely want their club to hold onto their marque centre-forward whatever the Red Devils may be offering this January, Lukaku would certainly help turn United into a potent attacking force once again.
The Belgium international has already scored 12 league goals this season, clearly proving Jose Mourinho and Chelsea wrong for wanting rid of his services just a few short seasons ago. Although his overall game still has some way to go at the age of 22, the former Blues front-man already goes down as one of the Premier League’s very best strikers – which could even be a feat replicated on the European footballing scene if his current progress is to offer anything to go by.
Although it would be wrong to over-sensationalise the current situation regarding the Red Devils in 2015/16, Van Gaal’s side ultimately need a little help in the striking department, which could be obtained in the January transfer window. If they eventually fail to receive any, United risk falling behind the rest of their Premier League opposition for good… or at least a while.
However, the major stumbling block involving any potential deal linking Lukaku with a move to Old Trafford this January would obviously be the price. Yes, the Red Devils’ hierarchy certainly haven’t shied away from splashing the cash rather carelessly in the past, but the reported £50m asking price for the Belgian’s signature could nonetheless prevent this move from happening.
United have seemingly backed themselves into corner when it comes to financial negotiations this season. After spending way over the odds on the likes of Martial, Angel Di Maria, Luke Shaw and Fellaini recently, Everton are well within their rights to demand another small fortune for Lukaku. Such is the way modern day football seems to be heading.
So then, should the Red Devils eventually decide to part ways with such a hefty transfer fee this January, Everton would likely have to concede defeat one way or another. Despite Lukaku remaining a massive prospect at Goodison Park heading into the future, that £50m could easily be spent across the rest of Roberto Martinez’ side and eventually turn the Toffees into an all-round superior outfit.
Manchester United would nonetheless paint themselves out in a pretty desperate light should any such deal take place, however, as the Old Trafford faithful need something to boost their spirits in 2015/16, perhaps Romelu Lukaku could ultimately find himself departing Everton far sooner than most fans expected…
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