Mino Raiola who is the agent of the Manchester United striker, Romelu Lukaku has revealed how Lukaku’s mother usually engaged in argument defending her child’s age while growing up due to his fast growth which made him looked older than his peer.
The Manchester United striker and Belgium international who is widely known for his fast movement and deadly finishing abilities that have already taken him to 11 goals this season, but he’s also blessed with an incredible physique that’s helped him stand out from the very beginning.
It’s that powerful frame which has caused him – or his mother, most notably – so much hassle growing up.
According to reports, Lukaku was already over 6ft tall aged 12, and it’s fair to say parents of the other children were dubious that he was yet to enter adolescence.
Mino Raiola, the United striker’s agent, told Expressen recently: “I was talking to his mother. She always ended up with other parents who did not think he was 12 or 14 years old.
“It was always a fuss that he scored three or four goals. He was bigger and physically strong, yes. But they screamed that he was not in the right age group.
“So she took the birth certificate. He was born in Belgium, but they spread false reports he been born in Africa. ‘Here it is,’ she said.”