Dwight Yorke claims Man United should RE-SIGN Romelu Lukaku
Ex-Man United star Dwight Yorke makes outrageous claim that Erik ten Hag should RE-SIGN Romelu Lukaku – despite his acrimonious Old Trafford exit in 2019
- Player has since seen turbulent spells with mixed success at Inter and Chelsea
- Man United signed rising talent Rasmus Hojlund to lead the line for £72million
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Former Manchester United player Dwight Yorke believes that his old club should attempt to re-sign Romelu Lukaku, just four years after the Chelsea made his acrimonious exit from Old Trafford.
The Belgium international signed with United in a lucrative £75million deal in 2017 hot on the heels of a blistering spell at Everton, but the striker struggled to find form for the Red Devils.
The 30-year-old failed to cement himself in the starting XI of incoming manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in his second season in Manchester, and both parties were keen to faciltate a move away – with the player joining Inter Milan in the summer of 2019.
A question mark currently hangs over Lukaku’s future after his return to Chelsea this summer, following a season-long loan at Inter Milan.
The player does not seem to be part of manager Mauricio Pochettino’s plans, and has been earmarked for sale, although his uneven form has presented the Blues with some challenges as they seek to shift the player.
Dwight Yorke has suggested that his former club Man United move for Romelu Luakaku again
The Belgium international has a question mark over his future at Chelsea after his Inter loan
But Yorke – who won the treble with United in 1999 – believes that the out-of-favour forward could rediscover his talents in England, stating in an interview with OLBG that he is ‘absolutely still good enough’ to compete in the top flight.
‘Romelu Lukaku is absolutely still good enough to play for a top-six club,’ Yorke said.
‘I think Man United or Tottenham should take Lukaku on a short-term loan deal and agree to pay a certain amount of his wages. As much as people say about Lukaku, he has a very impressive goalscoring record and he doesn’t get as much credit as he deserves.
‘If you have a fired-up Lukaku who wants to play for you, he’s a match-winner and a handful for any opponent in the world.
‘Man United have invested heavily in Rasmus Hojlund, but if you want to compete with the best then Lukaku is that player who can score 15 to 20 goals in a season, which is priceless and hard to find in today’s game.
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Lukaku is still only 30 years old and a proven goalscorer, I think whoever gets him on a short loan deal will have done good and subtle business.’
New Man United striker Hojlund was signed during the window for £72m from Atalanta, but is not yet fit to make his debut for Erik ten Hag’s side.
The player has a stress response hotspot in his back, which could see him on the sidelines for the next six weeks.
Ten Hag’s team appeared toothless in attack during their opening match against Wolves on Monday, which saw them scrape a 1-0 win at Old Trafford thanks to a goal from defender Raphael Varane.
The 30-year-old previously featured for the Red Devils from 2017 to 2019 to chaotic results
The home side were threatened with the possibility of a draw after new goalkeeper Andre Onana clattered into Sasa Kalajdzic in the penalty area, but there was no penalty given.
Whilst a move to Man United may seem far off, Lukaku is without a squad number, and running low on options for this season.
The player favours a return to Serie A, however, Lukaku’s entertaining of a potential move to Juventus – now out of contention – has all-but ruled out another season at Inter.
Lukaku is believed to have reservations about joining the Saudi Pro League, despite roiling interest from top clubs.
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