City Eye Lukaku as a Perfect Sergio Aguero Replacement
This summer Romelu Lukaku is a genuine target for Manchester City as the side looks to revamp their forward line.
Is this the return of Romelu Lukaku to Manchester? Let’s find out.
Manchester City stepped into the Anfield pitch on Sunday without a recognized striker with Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero both missing. Meanwhile, Aguero looks set to leave the side after 10 years at the Etihad Stadium and City is in search of a high-profile target to replace the talisman.
Drawing from the Athletic, Lukaku is high-up in the discussions with the Inter Milan striker widely admired at the club. The Belgium international has been in inspired form for the Serie A side this season. He has scored 20 times across all competitions for Conte’s men.
Also, he has been cited as the driving factor behind their title push this season with his goals keeping them within touching distance of rivals AC Milan at the summit of Italy’s top-flight.
Lukaku joined Inter Milan from Manchester United and it is reported that there are no concerns over the player’s ties to his former club. Indeed, City took on Carlos Tevez in 2009 directly from United with the Argentine spending four years at the club.
Meanwhile, Aguero looks unlikely to sign a new deal at City with his contract up for renewal in the summer. Although he has struggled with injury and illness this season, he has made eight league appearances and failed to find the net.
In other news, City has been linked with a £100m move for Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund. The Norway international also has admires from Manchester United and Chelsea. But, reports suggest City could offer him a bumper £400,000 a week deal to fend off others.