Done deal: Man United new signing Romelu Lukaku and his jersey number

It is already given that Romelu Lukaku has successfully passed medicals and has completed a permanent switch to Manchester United.

England giants Chelsea and United locked horns for the signature of Lukaku, but the Blues managed to make an official bid for the striker – despite Antonio Conte’s interest in him – was the major reason why the Red Devils gazumped the deal.

Lukaku never failed to drop hints that he was set for a United switch, as he kept posting images of him alongside Paul Pogba holidaying at Los Angeles. His medical, which took place at the USA, went smoothly and the striker kept his followers on social media updated.

The Belgian international’s transfer eclipses Pogba’s £89 million transfer last summer. The Guardian reports that Ed Woodward sanctioned a £75 million fee plus £15 million performance related add-ons for the striker – the fact that Rooney was added in the deal makes us safe to say Lukaku is currently the most expensive footballer in the World.

Lukaku is expected to don the No. 9 jersey which has been left vacant by the exit of Zlatan Ibrahimovich. The Belgian striker revealed this to NBC network in the USA as the same squad no. was vacated by Zlatan Ibrahomivic.

Some sections of the fans have expressed their contempt over their club’s decision to spend in the region of £90 million for Lukaku. However, it is likely that he would score his way into their hearts.