Atalanta striker Rasmus Hojlund reportedly captured by Manchester United for €70M

Manchester United and Erik Ten Hag are on a roll this season, doing brilliant acquisitions in the transfer market. Rasmus Hojlund is going to be the latest addition to the Red Devils squad. The Denmark international has been United’s number 1 transfer priority for the striker position. It is being confirmed by some reputed journalists that the Danish international’s transfer to Old Trafford is now imminent. 

Rasmus Hojlund’s transfer to Old Trafford will be in addition to Mason Mount, Andre Onana, and surprisingly ex-Leicester City player Johnny Evans. Erik Ten Hag also wants to add Moroccan midfielder Sofian Amrabat and a center-back contingent on the sale of Donny Van de Beek, Harry Maguire, and Fred. The Red Devils’ overhaul of the squad is towards their goal to be successful on the pitch with Erik Ten Hag only.  

Rasmus Hojlund to Manchester United contract details

The long transfer story of Rasmus Hojlund is about to come to an end with Manchester United about to seal his signing. United and Serie A club Atalanta were in long-drawn negotiations for the player, with Atalanta having a set price for the player. The clubs were also playing some mind games, with Atalanta manager Gasperini stating the player is “happy” at the club and may continue to stay there. 

The clubs, however, agreed a fee for the player upwards of €70 million, according to the Guardian. The package of the deal also includes performance-related add-ons, which will add up to the stipulated €70 million. Many analysts treat Hojlund very similarly to Erling Haaland, as they tout him as one of the best upcoming talents in the striker position. 

Manchester United have agreed personal terms with Rasmus Hojlund for a long time. The player was desperate to join the Red Devils and play the next years of his career at Old Trafford and the Premier League. Hojlund’s contract is agreed till 2028, with an option for an additional year. 

Rasmus Hojlund’s previous season with Atalanta in numbers

Rasmus Hojlund has been Erik Ten Hag’s number 1 priority and United’s hierarchy has done very well to deliver the player to the club. In the previous season, the player performed well for Atalanta. He scored a total of 9 goals along with also providing 2 assists in a total of 32 appearances in the 2022/23 season. 

Rosmus Hojlund support

At 20 years old, the player has the potential to be a sensation at Old Trafford and the fans are very excited to see the player dawn the red jersey. It will be interesting to see how Rasmus Hojlund will fit in at the club, but United can now boast a young and pacey attack with Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Antony there to provide service for the Dane. 

How do you think Rasmus Hojlund will fare for the Red Devils? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.


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