Manchester United have announced the signing of Romelu Lukaku from Everton on a five-year contract, with the option of a further 12 months.
The announcement was made after the player completed medicals in Los Angeles over the weekend.
Sky Sports sources say the fee could eventually rise to £90m, and United held off late competition from Chelsea for the Belgium striker’s signature.
Lukaku has joined up with his new team-mates in Los Angeles ahead of their pre-season schedule in the United States, although he will not feature in their opening game against LA Galaxy this weekend.
Mourinho, who managed the 24-year-old at Chelsea, told the United website: “Romelu is a natural fit for Manchester United. He is a big personality and a big player. It is only natural that he wants to develop his career at the biggest club.
“He will be a great addition to the group and I know they will make him very welcome. I am really looking forward to working with him again.”
Confirmation of Lukaku’s transfer came hours after Wayne Rooney faced the press for the first time since moving in the other direction, Everton.
Everton Manger, Ronald Koeman sat alongside Rooney at the press conference and said Lukaku had made “the right decision”, adding: “Let’s hope everything goes well for him because I like him. I like the player.”
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