Originally Posted by Nerazzurri4life
United 'reject Inter's Lukaku offer'
Manchester United have reportedly rejected Inter’s offer of a two-year loan with a €60m obligation to buy.
Sky Sport Italia reported late last night that United were prepared to accept the proposal, which would see Inter pay €10m up front. Real were similarly appalled at the Modric proposal last year, although I suppose they did allow James to go out on loan to Bayern.
However, The Daily Mail warn the Red Devils ‘will not entertain’ such a deal and are determined to recoup the €80m they paid Everton in the summer of 2017.
Furthermore, the striker has ‘little intention’ of forcing through an exit, so as not to burn his bridges with the English giants.
It comes after Edin Dzeko’s proposed transfer to the Beneamata also hit the buffers.
Hmm I also had my doubts.
Just bring in Dzeko and Arnautovic this summer instead. Both combined cost less than Lukaku.
I had massive doubts about this thing going through. Inter really are living in LaLa-land if they think English clubs are going to accept these types of loan deals. United are accustomed to dealing in huge sums of cash for players upfront.
But what the hell are United going to do with 10 million euros?? I suppose they would have to be desperate to unload him to accept that. It would only maybe make sense if the player was very unhappy and causing problems. And I don't think Lukaku is (at all).
And c'mon, Arnautovic is a terrible player Ahmed. Well, not terrible, but average.
He has never scored more than 12 goals in one season in any league. His best numbers in an EPL season are about the same as Lukaku's worst (for a full season).
For me the obvious alternative is simply Zapata. His price would be around 40 million and his agent is already talking up a move. He's powerful, strong, can assist goals, and a proven threat in Serie A.