Manchester United to move for Rasmus Hojlund

Manchester United are now targeting striker Rasmus Hojlund after securing the signings of Mason Mount and Andre Onana.

United have had a busy July as reports came out that the Red Devils have now agreed personal terms with Hojlund right after completing the Onana deal.

Fabrizio Romano has reported that United are now preparing their initial offer for the Dane. The offer is expected to be around €60 million and we will then get a clearer idea of Atalanta’s valuation of their young star.

Atalanta boss Gianpiero Gasperini recently said in an interview: “I don’t know whether he [Hojlund] will stay or leave, but I hope the club will value him around €80, €90 or a €100 million fee.”

United are reportedly confident of striking a deal but are looking to hurry up as French club Paris Saint-Germain have also expressed their interest in the 20-year-old. They want to avoid any hijack from PSG as they are aware that the Parisians have been in contact with the player’s camp.

Hojlund has burst onto the scene in the last season having scored 9 goals in the league for Atalanta. He had an expected goal tally of 16 if he played in all 38 games of the league campaign.

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But the striker’s most impressive performances have come for his national side Denmark. He is the top scorer in the Euro Qualifiers after having scored 5 goals, including a hat trick against Finland.

Hojlund possesses little experience at the highest level of the game and has not been tested at an elite stage yet. It would be difficult to take on the role of becoming United’s main man without any experience at such a young age.

But, he has showcased his immense potential in the last year. He is physically strong, quick and also a good finisher and at just the age of 20, he seems to be one of the most exciting young strikers in Europe at the moment.

As a bonus for the club, he has also admitted to being a Man United fan growing up. This explains his reported excitement to play at Old Trafford. United have been known to bring in young players and turn them into world-class stars in the past. Erik Ten Hag also has a good record of developing raw talented players.

Many argue that United need an elite number 9 but they are looking to back the promise that the Dane has shown with the hope that he turns into the next elite striker in Europe.