Manchester United are set to spend big on the signing of Rasmus Højlund.
David Onstead of The Athletic in the United Kingdom reported on July 27 (KST), “United have made a verbal offer of €50 million ($705 million) plus €10 million ($141 million) to sign Hojelun. Atalanta want 70 million euros ($98.7 million) for the player, but talks continue to be optimistic that a deal will be done.”
According to Onsteins, United have already reached a personal agreement with Hoyun. If they can come up with a transfer fee that Atalanta can agree to, they will be able to sign him. That’s why the Red Devils keep upping the ante.
With Mason Mount and Andre Onana in the fold, the Red Devils are now targeting Hoyun. United have been lamenting the lack of a striker since last season, and as soon as the summer transfer window opened, they set out to find one. Harry Kane, Victor Osimhen, Gonzalo Higuain, and Gonzalo Higuain were among the names that came to mind but had to be rejected due to their clubs’ stances or high transfer fees. The next player they targeted was Højlund.
The Danish striker is over 6-foot-2 and uses his speed and athleticism to find the back of the net. In addition to his ability to finish, he also has the ability to drop down to the second line and link up with his teammates to create cracks in opposing defenses. His style of play is similar to Elling Holland’s and he has been nicknamed the “second Holland” due to their shared Nordic heritage. 스포츠토토
However, Hoilearn is only 20 years old, and while he had some good performances in the Italian Serie A last season, he only scored nine goals. Given his goalscoring record, United’s asking price seems high.
This is partly due to Atalanta’s high asking price, but it’s also due to the recent transfer market. In recent transfers, players have come with high price tags just because they are young and have potential. This is the case with Hoilearn, who only scored nine league goals last season, but his price tag is high because of his future potential.