HomeFootball NewsManchester United Secures Agreement for Denmark Striker Rasmus Hojlund

Manchester United Secures Agreement for Denmark Striker Rasmus Hojlund

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Manchester United has successfully reached an agreement to secure Denmark striker Rasmus Hojlund from Serie A club Atalanta. The deal is set to seal Hojlund’s presence at Old Trafford for the next five years, with an option to extend for an additional season. This significant transfer is valued at ã72 million ($92.52 million), making Hojlund the sixth most expensive signing in Manchester United’s illustrious history.

Hojlund, who previously showcased his talent at FC Copenhagen and Sturm Graz, impressed the football world during the 2022-23 Serie A season, scoring nine goals for Atalanta. His remarkable breakout performance has caught the attention of Manchester United, leading to his inclusion as the third signing of the current transfer window. This acquisition follows the recent arrivals of Mason Mount from Chelsea and goalkeeper Andre Onana from Inter Milan.

The path to Hojlund’s arrival at Manchester United was further paved by Atalanta’s signing of Almeria forward El Bilal Toure. With the necessary arrangements in place, Hojlund was excluded from the squad that faced Bournemouth in a pre-season friendly, indicating the imminent transfer to his new club.

By securing Rasmus Hojlund, Manchester United has effectively addressed three crucial squad requirements identified by the manager: a top-class goalkeeper, a prolific forward, and a dynamic midfielder. The strategic acquisitions of Mason Mount, Andre Onana, and now Hojlund have bolstered the team’s overall strength while adhering to their predetermined budget influenced by Financial Fair Play regulations.

With the transfer window still open, Manchester United remains vigilant and is actively exploring further opportunities in the market. The club’s management is keen on managing player departures and securing additional talents that align with their vision for the team’s success in the upcoming season.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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