Manchester United legend wants Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku back at Old Trafford

Manchester United legend Dwight Yorke has urged the Red Devils or Tottenham to sign Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku.

Yorke believes Lukaku still has a lot to offer, and a short-term loan deal would be ideal for Manchester United. He added that the Belgian can get 15-20 goals this season and compete with Rasmus Hojlund, who is dealing with a back issue. 

Chelsea are looking to offload Lukaku this summer and have been in talks with several clubs. However, they have now received an acceptable deal and that has left the striker training on his own at Cobham.

Speaking to OLBG, Yorke claimed Manchester United should take advantage of the situation and loan Lukaku for the season. He believes that paying the striker’s wages will help the club get the goals they need as he would be fired up to prove himself.

Yorke was quoted as saying:

Romelu Lukaku is absolutely still good enough to play for a top-six club. I think Man United or Tottenham should take Lukaku on a short-term loan deal and agree to pay a certain amount of his wages. As much as people say about Lukaku, he has a very impressive goalscoring record and he doesn’t get as much credit as he deserves. If you have a fired-up Lukaku who wants to play for you, he’s a match-winner and a handful for any opponent in the world.”

He added:

“Man United have invested heavily in Rasmus Hojlund, but if you want to compete with the best then Lukaku is that player who can score 15 to 20 goals in a season, which is priceless and hard to find in today’s game. Lukaku is still only 30 years old and a proven goalscorer, I think whoever gets him on a short loan deal will have done good and subtle business.”

Juventus remain interested in Lukaku and were looking for a swap deal for Dusan Vlahovic. However, Chelsea refused to pay €40 million in the deal and walked away from the offer. 

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