Man United bound Romelu Lukaku can speak six different languages as we look at five things you won't know about him

Sport360 staff 18:46 06/07/2017
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One of the most coveted strikers in Europe could be about to join one of the biggest clubs in the world.

Romelu Lukaku is edging closer to his big-money move to the Red Devils after Jose Mourinho’s men agreed a deal with Everton for the striker.

While we know quite a bit about the star’s goalscoring exploits in recent seasons, here are five things, inclusive of some stats, you may not know about the 24-year-old.

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LUKAKU HAS SCORED MORE GOALS THAN RONALDO

Lukaku has netted 85 goals in the Premier League (West Brom and Everton), that’s one more than Cristiano Ronaldo managed during his time at Old Trafford.

The Belgian has played fewer games (186) too than Ronaldo’s 196 in England.

In addition, in March 2017, Lukaku became only the fourth player to scored 80+ Premier League goals before the age of 24 (Michael Owen, Wayne Rooney and Robbie Fowler being the other three).

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Romelu Lukaku of Everton celebrates as he scores their first goal during the Premier League match between Sunderland and Everton at Stadium of Light on September 12, 2016 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Goal machine: Lukaku.

HE BEAT CARRAGHER WITH EASE

The former Liverpool defender turned Sky Sports pundit donned an Everton shirt for a video shoot with the striker, in which Lukaku showed his class (and younger legs – he is 16 years Carragher’s junior), to skin the Kop man and score past the goalkeeper.

We even had a bit of banter with the man himself, no not Lukaku, Carragher – over the incident.

LUKAKU SPEAKS SIX LANGUAGES

As well as being one of Europe’s top strikers, Lukaku is a dab hand at languages too.

The 23-year-old of course speaks Flemish (native language in Belgium) but can also speak Dutch, English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

To top that, he apparently has an understanding of German too.

Belgium's forward Romelu Lukaku speaks during a press conference at SESC Venda Nova, in Belo Horizonte, on June 15, 2014, ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2014. AFP PHOTO/ MARTIN BERNETTI (Photo credit should read MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)

Multi-lingual: Lukaku.

FOOTBALL RUNS IN THE FAMILY

Jordan Lukaku, Romelu’s younger brother, plies his trade with Italian giants Lazio while their cousin, Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo, is a left-back for Rapid Vienna.

Interestingly, Lukaku’s dad, Roger Menama Lukaku, was a former professional player.

ROME, ROMA - MARCH 13: Jordan Lukaku of SS Lazio during the Serie A match between SS Lazio and FC Torino at Stadio Olimpico on March 13, 2017 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Marco Rosi/Getty Images)

Jordan Lukaku is a regular for Lazio.

DIDIER DROGBA IS LUKAKU’S IDOL

Although Lukaku’s spell at Stamford Bridge was disappointing, the Belgian would have learnt a lot from training alongside, and on rare occasions, playing on pitch with the Belgian.

The two strikers have been compared in recent years – owing much to their physical presence and goalscoring ability up front.

If Lukaku can achieve anything close to what Drogba did at Chelsea then he’s set for a good spell with United.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Didier Drogba of Chelsea celebrates scoring their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on December 3, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Chelsea legend: Drogba.

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Manchester United have agreed a £75million deal for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, Press Association Sport understands.

The 24-year-old appeared set to rejoin former club Chelsea this summer but it is understood he is now on the verge of linking up with the manager that sold him in 2014.

United boss Jose Mourinho has been desperate to bring in a striker this summer and a move for Lukaku is now close.

The Belgium international has been pursued quietly for months and is said to have been the club’s main target, with Chelsea’s interest helping to cover that up.

United have ended their interest in Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata as a move for Lukaku edges closer, with the club hoping to get a deal over the line before heading to the United States on their pre-season tour.

Wayne Rooney looks increasingly unlikely to be on the plane this Sunday, with a return to boyhood club Everton edging closer – a move that is not understood to be connected to the Lukaku deal.

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The 24-year-old appeared set to rejoin former club Chelsea this summer but it is understood he is now on the verge of linking up with the manager that sold him in 2014.

United boss Jose Mourinho has been desperate to bring in a striker this summer and a move for Lukaku is now close.

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