Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha believes Everton star Romelu Lukaku can be successful if he decides to leave Goodison Park and make a switch to Old Trafford. The Toffees star has been in prolific form as he has already scored 18 goals for Roberto Martinez's side this season.
His form for the Mersesyside club has attracted interest from top clubs across Europe, which includes the likes of United, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain. The Sun reports that Everton are looking to slap a £65m ($92.6m) price tag on the player in order to ward off any interest from domestic and European clubs and Martinez had welcomed interest from the Red Devils.
Lukaku struggled during his time at Chelsea and lack of playing time at Stamford Bridge saw him join Everton on a season-long loan in 2013, before completing a permanent transfer a year later. Saha admitted the former Chelsea striker has matured as a player after leaving the west London club.
"I have to admit that I rated him highly when he was at Chelsea, when he was young. I could see he was not ready [at Chelsea], but now he has performed really well at Everton," Saha said during an exclusive interview with IBTimes UK at the recent ILOVEUNITED event in Mumbai.
"And definitely he will bring something to the United side because he is strong, he has got that presence to trouble the central defenders. With someone like Lukaku on United's side, especially his presence around the box, along with (Anthony) Martial playing on the left and (Wayne) Rooney also linking with the Lukaku, it will be great.
"It will be nice to have him at United. In terms of strikers, in terms of options, in terms of diversity and attacking options, Lukaku will be a right fit for United."
The Belgium international is second in the Premier League's leading goalscorers in the 2015/16 season and is one goal behind Leicester City's star man Jamie Vardy. United have Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial as the two recognised strikers in the squad, while Marcus Rashford has been the latest player to emerge from the club's youth system.