Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has sent a special message to the fans after agreeing to join Manchester United.
The Belgian forward was heavily linked with a move away from Goodison Park this summer after he failed to pen a new contract.
His former club Chelsea were the frontrunners at one stage, but instead of returning to Stamford Bridge, he has opted to sign for the Red Devils.
At the weekend, United confirmed on their official website that a deal has been agreed for Lukaku to join Jose Mourinho’s side, subject to a medical.
The Guardian reports that the Premier League giants will fork out an initial £75m, but will eventually pay £90m in total with add-ons.
The transfer has not been finalised as yet, but Lukaku has already said his goodbyes to the Everton supporters by posting a message on Instagram.
I want to say a big thank you to all the people involved at @everton. I want to thank the fans for your support throughout the 4 years we've spend together. You guys helped me through all my games and I can proudly say it was an honour to play in front of you. To the staff at the the stadium and trainingground thank you for making me feel home from the first day i walked in. To my teammates it was great to play with you guys. To technical staff thank you for helping me become a better player. Working with you guys has been a pleasure and i'll take ur advice throughout the rest of my career. Thank you everton football club 💯
Lukaku’s kind words to Everton’s following were not hugely well received, with some fans labelling him a snake.
Others, though, offered their gratitude to the 24-year-old, who scored 53 Premier League goals across a three-year spell on Merseyside.
— BolasieOnTheBreak (@FinKitch) July 10, 2017
would love to pass on my best wishes….but they would probably just hit you on the shin and go out for a throw in!
— Gary Savage (@sav4efc) July 10, 2017
Thank you Romelu for all your goals good luck at united
— ㅤㅤㅤ (@___EvertonJ___) July 10, 2017
Good luck big man, we will miss your goals, but wont miss your attitude COYB ⚽️
— David Clements (@clemo1973) July 10, 2017
You're welcome Romelu. Thank you for everything
— was @LvGEffect (@RooneyEffect) July 10, 2017
Why bother ? You've spent 3 years telling everyone you want out but were still happy to take our money. Hope karma comes back at ya.
— ImpartialObserver (@BillyDeansBoots) July 10, 2017
— Shelaine (@Shel_EFC) July 10, 2017
Too late lid. You've been at best dismissive of the fans over the last 4 years. Just go. We'll see you at Goodison. The bearpit is all yours
— John Vanderwerff (@JVBlueboy) July 10, 2017
Lukak….hu? Mate, no one is bigger than the club. Thanks for the goals.
— Ross Dullahan (@RossDullahan) July 10, 2017
To late should have done that before you opened that big mouth of yours talking about going to United we have lost better than you
— Albie Donnelly (@bickfordblue) July 10, 2017
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