Manchester United Enter Race to Sign £16.7m Teenage Goal Machine

Old Trafford boss wants to sign Anderlecht youngster.

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Manchester United are set to join the race to sign Belgian wonderkid Romelu Lukaku. Sir Alex Ferguson is hoping to beat a ever growing list of interested parties to clinch a deal to capture the Anderlecht teenager who is considered one of the hottest prospects in European football.

Lukaku looks set to leave the Belgian champions after they reportedly revealed that they are ready to listen to offers for the 17 year old striker. The powerfully built teenager will not come cheap though, with Anderlecht wanting at least €20m (£16.7m) for Romelu’s services.

Ferguson has been keen to bring in the best young talent from around the world to help supplement the talent coming through the Old Trafford Academy system and after bringing in the likes of Chris Smalling and Javier Hernandez in the summer the Man United boss hopes to snap up Lukaku either in January or more likely next summer.

The likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have been heavily linked with the talented starlet who netted an impressive 19 goals in his debut season in the Anderlecht first team, helping Ariel Jacobs to clinch a domestic double in the process.

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