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Lukaku's agent confirms City interest

January 23, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

The agent of Belgian starlet Romelu Lukaku has confirmed that Manchester City have joined the race to sign the highly-rated youngster.

Romelu Lukaku celebrates a goal against Club Brugge
GettyImagesRomelu Lukaku: Anderlecht striker has 13 goals in 20 games this season

Lukaku, 17, has been playing first team football for Anderlecht since he was 16-years-old and is already a regular for Belgium at international level.

Almost every major club in Europe, including all of England's big clubs, have been tracking the striker, who has scored 13 goals in 20 games this season.

Christophe Henrotay, Lukaku's agent, told Belgian Sport magazine: "I have very good contacts with Manchester City, but they are only one of the clubs to ask about him. There is no concrete offer or agreement.

"City did ask me to be keep informed, if other clubs insisted on him," Henrotay continued. "If someone leaves Manchester City, it is not impossible things could be accelerated - but you have seen the attackers there, but there is also the other clubs who are interested."