Manchester City are ‘considering‘ Inter striker Romelu Lukaku as one option in the forward department ahead of the summer transfer window, with three key reasons providing an insight into why a move makes sense, according to the latest reports.
Pep Guardiola’s side are known to be in the market for a new forward as we approach the summer window, with a whole host of names being linked with high-profile moves to the club – including the likes of Harry Kane, Erling Haaland, and none other than Lionel Messi.
However, one name that has been an ever-present since last summer has been that of former Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku – who has been in remarkable goalscoring form since leaving Old Trafford for Italy.
According to David Ornstein in his latest column for the Athletic on Monday morning, Romelu Lukaku is ‘one candidate‘ that Manchester City are considering at striker.
Ornstein reports that the Belgian is ‘admired’ at the Etihad Stadium, while also pointing out that he is represented by an agent who has experienced no previous conflict with officials of Manchester City – with that being one reason that some fans have already ruled out the possibility of signing Erling Haaland due to his affiliation with Mino Raiola.
A final interesting point noted by Ornstein in his column is the fact that Romelu Lukaku’s background with Manchester City ‘would likely be no issue‘ for those at the Etihad – although I’m sure some fans would be of a very different mindset.
The striker role is set to be just one of several positions in the Manchester City first-team squad that officials at the club will be looking to strengthen in the summer window – with there already being links to a number of defensive midfielders, as well as full-backs given the struggles of Benjamin Mendy once again this season.
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