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Manchester United's Lukaku to assess future in summer - agent

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Why Lukaku's future could be outside the Premier League (1:55)

Shaka Hislop examines Romelu Lukaku's future, why he hasn't excelled at Manchester United and where he could find a system that benefits him. (1:55)

Romelu Lukaku's agent has said the Manchester United forward will analyse his future at the end of the season, and would be keen to play in Italy.

The 25-year-old joined United from Everton for £75 million in 2017 and has scored 42 goals in 90 appearances across all competitions.

And Lukaku's agent Federico Pastorello said the Belgium international is keen to sample other leagues.

"At the moment, he's focused on finishing the season," Pastorello told Sky Sports. "The competition for third and fourth place in England is very tight so let's see what will happen in the future at the end the season.

"It's his second season here and he will still have three years on his contract until the end. Let's see. He's someone who loves to know a different culture, a different football.

"He sees a way to have a career playing in different countries because he would like to win some trophies and prove himself and say to his children: 'I won there and I won there and I won there,' and: 'I was a very good player in all the top championships' so let's see.

"The future is really very open but, at the moment, we don't discuss about that because really the season is in a big moment."

Sources have told ESPN FC that up to five players could leave United this summer, with Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian the prime candidates to depart.

Lukaku was former boss Jose Mourinho's first-choice centre forward, but has shared the responsibility with Marcus Rashford since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced the former Chelsea manager in December. However, Pastorello said Lukaku's relationship with the Norwegian is positive.

"In this period what he appreciates a lot about the manager is he was keeping him involved with a lot of attention," Pastorello added. "That is normal with the level of the player but sometimes managers are not so used to doing it anyway.

"Once he had the opportunity he scored goals so he was important when not starting and when he got the opportunity to start, he scored [three games in a row.] He was amazing in the victory against Paris Saint-Germain so now we think he's back on his place."

And Pastorello said Lukaku could be keen to try his luck in Serie A.

"He likes Italy," Pastorello said. "When he was a child he followed a lot the Italian league.

"Everybody agrees today the Premier League is the best but years ago Italy was the best and they were the dreams for the younger footballer players.

"Teams like Real Madrid and Barcelona of course attract any champion so he sees also in La Liga one day. Bundesliga for sure is a very good championship."