Getty Images
- Advertisement -

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has avoided the prospect of a jail sentence in the United States by agreeing to pay compensation to the Beverly Hills police.

Lukaku, 24, was arrested in July after police responded to five noise complaints at the house he was renting.

The Belgian will pay $450 (£340) to reimburse police for the callouts.

- Advertisement -

That will mean the charge is reduced from a misdemeanour, which carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail.

Instead, Lukaku will be charged with a disturbance of the peace infraction, which carries a $100 (£76) fine plus other costs and penalties.

The incident happened the week before Lukaku joined Manchester United from Everton for an initial £75m.

Get more stories like this on Twitter & Facebook

AD: To get thousands of free final year project topics and materials sorted by subject to help with your research [click here]

AD: Ideal for Men and Women: New discovery (miracle device) that helps "CURES OVER 50 AILMENTS AND DISEASES" without taking drugs [Click for free info]