Lukaku’s father urges Everton striker to join Bayern or United

Romalu Lukaku has been in great form for Everton this season.

Romelu Lukaku’s father has urged his son to leave Everton for either Manchester United or Bayern Munich at the end of the season.

The Belgian striker has been excellent for the Toffees this season with 25 goals in 36 appearances so far.

According to his father Roger, his son’s red-hot form has alerted some of Europe’s biggest clubs, including United, Bayern and Atletico Madrid.

The 22-year-old joined Everton in 2014 in a £28m deal from Chelsea but Roger Lukaku believes the time has come for his son to further his career elsewhere, with United and Bayern seemingly in pole position to land him.

"He’s ready," Lukaku Sr. said in an interview with Het Laatste Nieuws‏. "I see that there is interest from Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Chelsea and Manchester United.

"I think he must choose Manchester United or Bayern Munich. Manchester United is a team under construction with no real focus.

"Bayern Munich is a machine where he can rotate well. The only condition is if Robert Lewandowski leaves."

If Everton did agree to sell, signing Lukaku would undoubtedly reinvigorate a United attack that has struggled for goals this season, with Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial their joint top-scorers in the league with just seven apiece.

However, that situation could be complicated if – as widespread media reports have speculated for months – the club opts to replace Louis van Gaal with Jose Mourinho in the summer.

The Portuguese sanctioned Lukaku’s departure from Chelsea in the summer of 2014, during his second stint as Chelsea manager.