Manchester United have reportedly completed the signing of Rasmus Hojlund from Atalanta.
Hojlund has finally signed a five-year deal with the Red Devils, which will keep him at the Old Trafford club until June 2028.
Rasmus Hojlund became Erik Ten Hag’s priority target due to Spurs lack of straightforwardness regarding the future of Harry Kane.
The Denmark International scored 10 goals and provided 4 assists in 34 appearances for Atalanta last season.
Rasmus Hojlund is Manchester United third signing this summer
The former FC Copenhagen attacker becomes Manchester United 3rd signing this summer, having already signed Mason Mount and Andre Onana.
Hojlund’s arrival has generated mixed reactions with some unsure if the youngster truly has the quality to play for a club like Manchester United.
Some have also claimed that the €75 million paid by the Red Devils to secure his signature is a huge fee for a player still in the developmental stage of his career.
However, many are confident that he has what it takes to hit the ground running at a club like Manchester United.
Rasmus Hojlund signed for Serie A club Atalanta from Sturm Graz on the 27th of August, 2022 for a fee of €17.2 million.
The Scandinavian forward has got huge prospects and he has been tipped to become a world-beater like Manchester City striker Erling Haaland.
Hojlund has several attributes similar to Haaland, including; physicality, speed and same stronger foot.
The 20-year-old has however refused to compare himself with the Norwegian talisman, as he revealed in an interview in 2022 that Haaland “is a monster”.
He said: “As I’ve said many times before, I would not like to compare myself to him because he’s a monster, he’s crazy!”
But Rasmus Hojlund noted the worthy similarities between himself and the record goalscorer in a single Premier League season.
Hojlund said: “I can see the similarities: he’s fast, I’m also fast; he’s left-footed, I’m also left-footed; he’s strong and I’m strong, too.”
The goals tally of the 20-year-old isn’t seemingly appealing but due to the level of creative players at Manchester United, many express optimism that his numbers should improve.
When would Manchester United unveil Rasmus Hojlund?
It has been reported that Manchester United have stalled Rasmus Hojlund’s unveiling as they plain to unveil him at Old Trafford before the commencement of their friendly encounter against RC Lens.
The ex-Copenhagen attacker has made 6 appearances for Denmark, scoring 6 goals and providing no assist.
Erik Ten Hag’s side are also interested in signing Sofyan Amrabat from Fiorentina and reports indicate that the deal is edging closer to being completed.
The Carabao Cup champions are intensifying preparations ahead of the 2023/24 season and they would be aiming to wrestle the Premier League title from Manchester City next season.
Manchester United commence the 2023/24 season with an home game against Wolverhampton Wanderers on the 14th of August, 2023.