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Man Utd transfer news: Romelu Lukaku’s agent predicts “a lot of work” during summer window

By J Smith

Published: 10:46, 21 May 2019

Romelu Lukaku’s agent, Federico Pastorello, has predicted a busy summer of transfers for Manchester United.

Lukaku himself has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford, with the Belgian striker previously naming Serie A as a “dream” destination.

Lukaku’s United future: Five key things to know…

  1. Lukaku joined United from Everton for £75m in 2017.
  2. The Belgian has scored 42 goals in 96 for the Red Devils so far.
  3. But he only scored in six of his 23 appearances under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the end of the season.
  4. In the past, he has spoken of his “dream” to play in Serie A.
  5. The striker’s agent has now predicted “a lot of work” for United in the summer market.

But, despite not moving to clarify his client’s future, Pastorello did predict success in the market for United this summer.

He told Sky Sports: “I think Manchester United will have a lot of success in the summer bringing in players.

“There will be a lot of work for Mr [Ed] Woodward but they will be able to convince the top players to come because the brand is amazing, one of the best in the world.”

Solskjaer has already promised a summer of upheaval at Old Trafford, with a number of players expected to leave the club and even more possibly coming in.

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Lukaku has scored 42 goals in 96 games since joining United from Everton for £75m in 2017 but managed to score in just six of his 23 appearances following the appointment of Solskjaer as manager in December 2018.

As such, this form may lead to him becoming one of the players heading toward the exit door.

Pastorello makes Real Madrid transfer prediction

A number of English clubs will be looking to strengthen over the summer, with United, Arsenal and Chelsea enduring relatively sub-par campaigns.

However, Pastorello has predicted Real Madrid to be one of Europe’s busiest clubs, with Zinedine Zidane eager to improve on the club’s third-placed La Liga finish this season.

“One of the top movers, in my opinion, will be Real Madrid,” added Pastorello.

“For two summers they did not spend much but they have called back [Zinedine] Zidane and there will be a big revolution.

“The team needs to be younger so there will be a domino effect from that. I expect a very interesting market.”