Manchester United have agreed a take care of the Italian membership Atalanta to signal the 20-year-old striker Rasmus Hojlund.
It’s understood the switch payment will likely be for an preliminary £64 million, with an additional £8 million in add-on clauses, payable when the participant reaches varied targets.
United had earlier made it identified in negotiations they weren’t keen to pay greater than £60 million however finally did to conclude the deal.
The Danish worldwide will signal a five-year contract with United, with the choice of an additional yr.
The signing of a striker had been the United supervisor Erik ten Hag’s precedence this summer time after he had witnessed his facet rating solely 58 targets within the Premier League final season.
Ten Hag’s preliminary goal had been the England and Tottenham striker Harry Kane, however United shortly determined it could be too troublesome to signal him, and didn’t need to turn out to be embroiled in a switch saga that would final the complete summer time.
United turned their consideration to the recruitment of Hojlund, who impressed final season in Serie A the place he scored 10 targets in 34 video games.
United imagine the Dane is an quaint striker, who will provide tempo, presence and medical ending via the center, and are excited by his monumental potential.
Hojlund made his skilled debut for Copenhagen on the age of 17 in October 2020 and went on to attain 5 targets in 32 video games for the Danish Superliga facet.
In January 2022 the Austrian facet Sturm Graz paid €1.8 million for Hojlund who scored 12 targets in 21 video games for them earlier than he was on the transfer once more to Italy when Atalanta invested €17 million in him in August 2022.
The striker has additionally loved a powerful begin in worldwide soccer since he made his debut towards Croatia in September 2022.
He has scored six targets in six worldwide appearances, together with a hat-trick towards Finland in a Euro 2024 qualifying recreation in March 2023, two targets towards Kazakhstan and one towards Slovenia.
Ten Hag now has the brand new striker he has craved since he arrived at Previous Trafford, and who he remarked was lacking when his facet failed to attain of their most up-to-date pre-season pleasant, a 2-0 loss to Actual Madrid in Houston on Thursday.
When he was requested if the sport confirmed why United wanted a brand new striker, Ten Hag replied. “Completely. There have been two issues, the urgent will be higher from the beginning and scoring targets. I feel we want extra gamers who’re succesful to be within the one-on-ones and we had the conditions of one-on-ones.”
Hojlund will likely be United’s third signing of the summer time after Mason Mount, who arrived from Chelsea, and Andre Onana, who got here from Inter Milan.