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United will break world record transfer fee for Lukaku

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As Everton fans we have trusted football correspondent Paul Joyce of The Times for his accuracy when reporting matters related to the Toffees. This has been especially true this offseason as we’ve seen Everton making signing after signing in the transfer window and the reporter accurately calling every one of the moves.

So when Paul Joyce reports that Manchester United have agreed a world record transfer fee with Everton, we are very apt to believe him, as is Alan Myers, another respected figure in Toffee circles.

United broke the record last summer to sign Lukaku’s pal Paul Pogba for £89 million, a move orchestrated by super-agent Mino Raiola, and the Red Devils look like they will break the record once again this summer to sign the Belgian forward, who is also represented by, no coincidence, Raiola.

We always knew that a £100 million player was not far away, inclusive as it is of the £10 million fee for Everton taking former Blue Wayne Rooney, and now Lukaku will be a world record holder. As for Chelsea who did most of the front-running for the Belgian, they will be left holding the bag as the bigger club will win out.

As far as Everton are concerned, this is the time to prove to one and all that the money they have spent in the transfer market so far this summer was not dependent on the sale of Lukaku, and that they are planning to spend the additional £100 million plus the £60 million credit facility extended to them if needed to adequately replace the forward in an Everton squad that is looking to make an impression this season.