Old Trafford boss lines up bid for Anderlecht youngster.
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Manchester United will make a big money summer move to sign Anderlecht starlet Romelu Lukaku next summer. Sir Alex Ferguson has been monitoring the powerfully built teenager for some time and is now hoping to beat the likes of Arsenal and Real Madrid in the race to snap up the talented young striker.
Ferguson has set his sights on planning for the future and has earmarked a move for the 17 year old and the Old Trafford boss is reportedly willing to meet the Brussels club’s £17m asking price for a player with frightening potential.
Given the number of ageing personnel Man United have throughout their first team set up it seems Sir Alex is well aware that he needs to plan for the future and whilst he has some talented players coming through the club’s academy system, Ferguson is still on the look out for the best players coming through at other clubs.
In his first full season at Anderlecht Lukaku netted 19 times to help the club to the league title and thus far this term has netted 13 goals in 25 appearances and also found time put away his first international goals as he scored twice against Russia in a friendly in November. All of this achieved by a player who is still five months from turning 18.
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