Paul Pogba reveals what he did to persuade Romelu Lukaku to join Manchester United from Everton

The pair were on holiday in Los Angeles when the move was announced

Jack Austin
Monday 07 August 2017 16:10
Comments
Lukaku and Pogba are close friends off the pitch
Lukaku and Pogba are close friends off the pitch

Paul Pogba has revealed how he persuaded his close friend Romelu Lukaku to join Manchester United from Everton this summer.

The Belgian forward traded Merseyside for Manchester after a £75m fee was agreed between the two clubs, a deal which could eventually exceed the £89m fee that United paid for Pogba last summer, if all the other clauses are fulfilled.

The pair were on holiday together in Los Angeles at the time the transfer was announced, with Lukaku weighing up between United and Chelsea, before settling on the Old Trafford club.

And Pogba, who referred to himself as “Agent P” on social media following the move, revealed he needed to take Lukaku out to dinner to lure him to Old Trafford.

“I had been preparing for this. It was long work - I took him to dinner and I talked to him,” he revealed on Copa 90's YouTube channel during United's pre-season tour of America.

“I had to work for it but the finale is that he's here, he's with us and he's banging in goals.

“He's a player who knows the Premier League and can help us a lot. When you're with those people that you're close to, you know you want to die for them too.

“It's always good to be close with your team-mates on and outside of the pitch.”

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

By clicking ‘Create my account’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in