Five reasons why £75million for Romelu Lukaku is money well spent by Manchester United

1. He is a proven Premier League goalscorer

Only Sergio Aguero has scored more Premier League goals than Lukaku since 2012 and, unlike the Argentina international, Lukaku has done it playing for a team that has not been good enough to qualify for the Champions League. He was also prolific for Anderlecht in Belgium and on loan at West Bromwich Albion. Nothing is ever guaranteed when you sign a player, but if it is goals you are after as a Premier League manager, Luakau is as close as you are going to get.

The Belgium international has been Everton’s top scorer every season since he joined in 2013 for a club record £28m. He was also the leading goalscorer for the Merseysiders in the Premier League era and became the first Everton player since Gary Lineker, way back in 1986, to break the 30 goal barrier last season. Lukaku: top scorer for Everton every season since he joined Credit: PA He is also part of a very select group, alongside Robbie Fowler, Michael Owen and Wayne Rooney, to have scored over 80 Premier League goals before their 24th birthday. 2. He should get better and his value will not drop

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