​Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has said that his club were able to sign Romelu Lukaku from Everton only because they were willing to pay the asking price the Merseysiders asked for the Belgian forward.


The Red Devils eventually paid £75m for the striker in a fee that could indeed rise to £90m with add-ons as part of the contract. Lukaku will be facing his former team in the Premier League tonight.



The Belgian hitman has had quite an amazing start to life at Manchester United and has gone on to score six goals in six games for the Red Devils. Jose Mourinho spoke to ​Sky Sports discussing the details behind Lukaku's transfer.


He said, "I don't think it was my influence, no. I think we paid the money that Everton asked for and we paid the player the wages that his agent asked for and we paid the agents the commission that they asked for."


The Portuguese tactician continued, "I think that was the way. I don't see another reason. We paid what Everton asked for. The seller club is the club that decides the amount the buying club pays or doesn't pay. With Romelu my club decided to pay and they got him."