Manchester United is leaving no stone unturned in their pursuit of a new striking sensation, with Rasmus Hojlund of Atalanta BC emerging as a top target. As Erik ten Hag seeks alternatives to bolster his attacking options, the young Danish forward has captured the attention of the Old Trafford hierarchy.
While Marcus Rashford enjoyed a stellar season, Ten Hag is eager to find more firepower upfront, especially with the expected departures of Anthony Martial and Wout Weghorst. United’s efforts to sign high-profile strikers like Harry Kane and Victor Osimhen have hit roadblocks due to their hefty price tags, shifting the focus to the highly-regarded prospect, Hojlund.
In the Serie A last season, Hojlund’s impressive contributions of nine goals and four assists in 32 appearances have solidified his reputation as one of the brightest talents in world football. Atalanta holds him in high regard and has little intention of parting ways with the 20-year-old unless an irresistible proposal comes their way.
The Italian club reportedly values Hojlund at around €70m (£60.1m), a price that could potentially increase if other clubs join the race for his signature. As Paris Saint-Germain continues to engage in discussions with Hojlund’s representatives for a potential move to Parc des Princes, Manchester United is gearing up to take action.
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano on Twitter, United is preparing to submit their first formal bid for Hojlund in the coming days, aiming to stay ahead in the race for his services.
However, financial constraints pose a challenge for Manchester United, with existing Financial Fair Play (FFP) issues limiting their spending capacity this summer. The signings of goalkeeper Andre Onana and midfielder Mason Mount have already incurred significant costs, totaling over £100m.
Despite the financial considerations, securing a quality striker is a priority for United, and Hojlund’s potential addition is in line with their long-term plans. The young Dane, who is under contract at Atalanta until 2026-27, remains an exciting prospect with a bright future ahead.
With the transfer window in full swing, the race to sign Rasmus Hojlund is heating up. Manchester United is making its move, aiming to secure the talented forward on a long-term deal. As negotiations unfold, the football world eagerly awaits to see where this highly sought-after star will land, and whether Old Trafford will be his next stop on the journey to football greatness.