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Romelu Lukaku to consider his future at Man Utd this summer, says agent

By Chris Smith

Published: 11:55, 6 April 2019

Romelu Lukaku will discuss his Man Utd future at the end of the season, according to his representative, Federico Pastorello.

Lukaku left Everton to make his £75m move to Old Trafford in 2017 and has scored 42 goals in 90 appearances so far, helping United finish second in the Premier League last season.

This is the only division among Europe’s top five leagues he has played in, however, and Lukaku’s agent suggests his client wishes to test himself in as many as the other four as possible.

Lukaku’s future at Man Utd? Five key things to know…

  1. Lukaku joined Man Utd from Everton in 2017 for £75m.
  2. The Belgian has an impressive 42 goals in 90 games so far but found himself marginalised under Jose Mourinho.
  3. Since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s arrival, Lukaku has started 11 games, scoring seven goals.
  4. Agent, Pastorello, has insisted Lukaku will only discuss his future at the end of the season.
  5. He did, however, hint toward a future move to Italy, Spain or Germany.

The Belgium international still has three years left to run on his current deal and Pastorello has insisted he is purely focusing on finishing the current season, with the Red Devils still chasing a top-four finish and progress beyond Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-final.

“At the moment he is very focused on finishing the season,” Pastorello told Sky Sports News.

“The competition for third and fourth place in England is very tight so let’s see what will happen in the future at the end the season.

“It’s his second season here and he will still have three years on his contract until the end. Let’s see. He’s someone who loves to know a different culture, a different football.

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“He sees a way to have a career playing in different countries because he would like to win some trophies and prove himself and say to his children ‘I won there and I won there and I won there’ and ‘I was a very good player in all the top championships’ so let’s see, the future is really very open but, at the moment, we don’t discuss about that because really the season is in a big moment.”

‘Lukaku admires Italy, Spain and Germany’

Lukaku remains an important cog in the Man Utd system under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. However, Pastorello has refused to rule out a future move abroad for the 25-year-old, with Italy, Spain and Germany all catching his eye.

“He likes Italy. When he was a child he followed a lot the Italian league,” he added.

“Everybody agrees today the Premier League is the best but years ago Italy was the best and they were the dreams for the younger footballer players.

“Teams like Real Madrid and Barcelona, of course, attract any champion so he sees also in La Liga one day. Bundesliga for sure is a very good championship.”