It looks like Manchester United just can’t catch a break lately, as the Red Devils are facing a lot of drama regarding two of their stars trying to get out of Old Trafford.
First, it was Paul Pogba the one to state that he was poised to leave the premises in the summer, and now Romelu Lukaku has also confirmed the rumors about his desire to leave.
Lukaku had thrived at Old Trafford when he first got to Manchester and looked bound to become the club’s latest legendary striker, but he’s not the same dominant finisher he was back then and has fallen down in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s pecking order.
Marcus Rashford’s surge has made Lukaku the second wheel up front for United and he’s let the team know about his desire to complete a dream move to Italian giant Internazionale.
Lukaku had already claimed earlier in the year that he was eager to play at the Italian Serie A one day, and Antonio Conte’s appointment as Inter’s boss has done nothing but fuel that desires lately, according to ESPN FC.
So, with Manchester United slowly trying to get back to their former self, they’re facing yet another tough decision regarding the future of the Belgian forward.
While they surely have enough money to find a more than suitable replacement for the striker, it looks like they’re no longer a top-tier destination for the best players in the world.
Also, the report claims that Inter would have to offer as much as £80 million ($100m) for Lukaku’s services if they’re really eager to lure him to San Siro, a sum the Italians may be reluctant to pay.
Things aren’t looking great for Solskjaer’s rebuilding project right now and Manchester United fans must be really starting to lose their patience right now.