Neville: Purchase Lukaku Is Mourinho’s Efforts Dropped Chelsea
Phil Neville considers Romelu Lukaku’s purchase as one of Jose Mourinho’s attempts to bring down Chelsea.
Some time ago, Conte reportedly no longer want Diego Costa, and make Lukaku as one of the main transfer target.
MU itself previously linked with Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, but tough negotiations related to the price of the game, making the Red Devils move direction towards the Everton striker.
MU paid 75 million pounds in order to bring the Belgian striker to Old Trafford, and Neville believes the transfer will make the Chelsea dither.
“This transfer surprised me. I think they are trying to bring Morata, and Jose himself admitted that he made an offer for Morata, “said the former Manchester United player told reporters.
“In all the teams he has ever coached, Jose always likes the figure of a target man, and if Diego Costa leaves Chelsea, then Jose might be trying to stop Luke from moving to Chelsea, and making their team stronger. Currently, Lukaku is one of the best man targets in the transfer market. “