- Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku joins Manchester United
- The 24-year-old signs a five-year contract, with an option to extend for a further year
- Coach Jose Mourinho: "Romelu is a natural fit"
Lukaku is Belgium’s leading goalscorer on the road to Russia 2018, having netted six in World Cup qualifying. The move to Old Trafford sees the Antwerp-born frontman link up with compatriot Marouane Fellaini.
"I would like to start by thanking Everton and the fans for the last four wonderful seasons, I have made some special friends and we have shared some amazing moments," Lukaku told ManUtd.com. "However, when Manchester United and Jose Mourinho come knocking at the door, it is an opportunity of a lifetime and one that I could not turn down."
"Romelu is a natural fit for Manchester United," said manager Jose Mourinho. "He is a big personality and a big player. It is only natural that he wants to develop his career at the biggest club. He will be a great addition to the group and I know they will make him very welcome."
Lukaku's Belgium, undefeated in World Cup qualifying, occupy top spot in UEFA's Group H and boast a four-point lead over second-placed Greece.