Manchester United has secured some impressive new players this summer, yet they are still actively looking for a fresh striker. Initially, there were strong rumors connecting the club with Harry Kane, but it is now evident that this possibility is no longer viable. A player previously targeted by Real Madrid has emerged as their primary candidate to take the leading role in Old Trafford’s attacking line in the future.
The player in question is none other than Rasmus Hojlund. This talented Danish international is currently regarded as one of the most promising young strikers in European football, drawing comparisons with Erling Haaland.
Real Madrid has been associated with Hojlund for a considerable period, but they still need to submit an offer. On the other hand, Manchester United seems prepared to move forward and potentially make a move for the talented striker.
According to a tweet by Fabrizio Romano, Manchester United is ready to present their first official bid for Hojlund during the upcoming week. It is rumored that the club has already reached a consensus on personal terms with the player.
Manchester United will bid £86 million for the Real Madrid target.
Hojlund is a young player at 20 and has yet to display an impressive goal-scoring record for Atalanta. According to Transfermarkt statistics, he has scored ten goals in 34 matches for the Italian club so far.
Nevertheless, despite his relatively modest goal-scoring record, Hojlund continues to be regarded as one of the most highly sought-after young strikers in European football, attracting interest from some of the biggest clubs worldwide. Atalanta is rumored to be seeking a transfer fee of approximately £86 million if they are to let go of Hojlund.
Manchester United’s proposed transfer bid is anticipated to be lower than the reported £86 million figure. It remains to be seen whether there will be an opportunity for negotiations regarding the fee.
Hojlund possesses immense talent and could have been an excellent addition to Real Madrid. However, it seems unlikely that Los Blancos would be willing to spend such a substantial amount on the Danish international striker.