Manchester United have officially signed striker Romelu Lukaku from Everton for an initial £75m on a five-year contract. It is reported to include £15m in add-ons.
“Romelu is a natural fit for Manchester United. He is a big personality and a big player,” said boss Jose Mourinho.
“It is only natural that he wants to develop his career at the biggest club.
“He will be a great addition to the group. I am really looking forward to working with him again.”
Lukaku, whose contract includes an option for a sixth year, said: “When Manchester United and Jose Mourinho come knocking at the door, it is an opportunity of a lifetime and one that I could not turn down.
“I cannot wait to run out at Old Trafford in front of 75,000 fans.”
Lukaku sent a farewell message to Everton on Monday in which he thanked the club and said it was “an honour” to play in front of their fans.
Top five world record transfers
- £89m – Paul Pogba – Juventus to Manchester United, 2016
- £86m – Gareth Bale – Tottenham to Real Madrid, 2013
- £80m – Cristiano Ronaldo – Manchester United to Real Madrid, 2009
- £75.3m – Gonzalo Higuain – Napoli to Juventus, 2016
- £75m – Luis Suarez – Liverpool to Barcelona, 2014; Romelu Lukaku – Everton to Manchester United, 2017