Everton striker Romelu Lukaku is right to reject the advances of Manchester United in favour of a switch to either Real Madrid for Paris Saint Germain, according to ex-Arsenal and England forward Ian Wright. The Belgium international has reportedly decided to leave Goodison Park this summer, but will rebuff offers from within the Premier League.
The Sun understand that the £50m-rated ($72m-rated) Lukaku, who is the joint top scorer in the English top flight with 15 goals, has made his mind up over his future but wants a move away from British shores. Despite interest from Old Trafford, both Real and PSG are high on the 22-year-old's list of potential new homes.
A preference over a move to one of Europe's elite clubs comes amid United's premature exit from the Champions League at the group stage and the club's plummeting reputation ,which has continued during the reign of Louis van Gaal. Wright – a scorer of 212 Premier League goals – agrees with Lukaku that a move to Old Trafford is "not attractive".
"I would stay at Everton for another 18 months at least because if he is continuing to score goals then he will be sought after by better teams than PSG. Manchester United would not be attractive to him at the moment because of the turmoil they are in," he told The Sun. "He would have to go there with a massive price tag on him and he'll have to do it and whether he can do that is a different story, with the pressure on Manchester United.
"If you go to Real Madrid then you have the experience of going there, even if it doesn't go well and you can come back to Manchester United. There is too much pressure there when they are like this, there is too much pressure when they aren't winning. With the pressure they are under for not winning, they are not attractive."