Newspaper mistakes Romelu Lukaku for Stormzy on back page ahead of Everton star’s Manchester United transfer – The Independent

Romelu Lukaku is not yet a Manchester United player – but no one has told this Irish newspaper.

The Belgian is on the brink of completing a £75million transfer – plus add-ons – to United after the two clubs finally came to an agreement over the fee which could rise to more than £100m.

While the move is yet to be officially confirmed the 24-year-old revealed details of his medical, which he undertook while holidaying in California with new teammate Paul Pogba.

But, reporting the imminent move, The Herald made the mistake of using a picture grime star Stormzy rather than one of the Everton striker.

The caption underneath read: “New Manchester United signing Romelu Lukaku.”

The picture in fact is from United’s away kit launch from last May where he posed with David Beckham in London.

Stormzy is no stranger to the likeness between the two, however, and has referenced it in the past.

In an Instagram post published early on Monday morning Lukaku thanked Everton fans for their support over the last four years.

“I want to say a big thank you to all the people involved at Everton. “I want to thank the fans for their support throughout the four years we’ve spent together. 

“You guys helped me through all my games and I can proudly say it was an honour to play in front of you. To the staff at the stadium and the training ground, thank you for making me feel at home from the first day I walked in.

“To my team-mates it was great to play with you guys. To the technical staff, thank you for helping me to become a better player. Working with you guys has been a pleasure and I’ll take your advice throughout the rest of my career. Thank you Everton Football Club.”

United jetted out to Califonia for their pre-season tour on Sunday with Lukaku set to be unveiled as their latest signing imminently.


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