Former Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is set to seal a massive move to United’s rivals, Chelsea.
Lukaku, 28, signed up for Manchester United four years ago in a massive £75m deal from Everton. He was sold off after two years by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who claimed at the time that Lukaku didn’t suit his playing style.
Lukaku was sold off to Inter Milan two years ago, and he’s now coming back to the Premier League.
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has revealed that he has spoken with Lukaku who’s set for a £97.5m move to Chelsea. According to Ferdinand, Lukaku is hungry to prove to the Manchester United fans that he wasn’t a flop.
Lukaku scored 42 goals in 96 games for Manchester United, and Rio Ferdinand has revealed that he’s coming to bang in the goals for Chelsea.
Speaking on the FIVE YouTube channel, Ferdinand said: “I’ve spoken to him recently and he’s hungry man. He hasn’t confirmed to me that he’s signing for Chelsea but he just said this season, he’s hungry.
“I just think this guy, a lot of greatness comes through having fuel and what I mean by that is having doubters and wanting to prove them wrong.
“He’s got a whole stadium full at Manchester United who doubted him, all the fanbase at Old Trafford doubted him. A lot of people weren’t too dissatisfied when he left.
“He will be sitting there and looking in the diary to see when that Old Trafford game is and he will want to unload.
“Romelu Lukaku guarantees you 20 goals, minimum. He guarantees you that. He’s scored goals wherever he’s been, he’s an elite goalscorer, it’s as simple as that.
“If he gets the chances that Timo Werner got last year, he bangs 30-35 goals, it’s as simple as that. I think Werner will still be vital for them with how he runs off the ball and creates space.
“Chelsea have heavy artillery up front now, a real mix of talent, all different type of players, a real good blend. Lukaku going there makes them an absolute threat to win the title. They could win it.”