Manchester United have reached personal agreement with Danish and Atlanta youngster Rasmus Hojlund.
Hojlund has been Erik Ten Hag’s prime target this summer as the Dutch tactician hopes to beef up Man United’s attack ahead of next season.
According to football journalist Jacque Talbot, Manchester United have agreed personal terms with Hojlund as they continue their pursuit for the striker.
We understand that Rasmus Hojlund is ready for the exciting new challenge of continuing with his prolific and promising career at Old Trafford but Manchester United must strike a deal with Atlanta to seal the move.
Talbot reports Rasmus Hojlund is ready to push for a move to Old Trafford by submitting a transfer request to Atlanta if Manchester United cannot agree on a fee with Atlanta.
Futballnews understands Manchester United have decided to loan Mason Greenwood to Atlanta this summer in an attempt to resuscitate the career of the embattled youngster.
Details of Mason Greenwood’s loan move shows Manchester United are ready to shoulder the task of paying Greenwood’s £70,000 weekly wage alone without contribution from Atalanta as the Red Devils hope for a smooth deal to sign Hojlund.
While no relationship has been established between Mason Greenwood’s loan move to Atalanta and Manchester United’s interest in Hojlund, it is believed Erik Ten Hag and Manchester United director John Murtough are preparing a ground for a seamless negotiation process.
According to reports, Manchester United are also exploring other options, including a possible player-plus-cash offer for Hojlund.
Man United’s interest in the prolific Denmark international became a necessity after it was evident the club do not stand a chance of signing Bayern Munich and Chelsea target Harry Kane from Tottenham.
Tottenham’s chairman Daniel Levy has remained belligerent on his decision not to sell Harry Kane although the latter has a year remaining in his contract with no new deal in place.
Bayern Munich tabled a rejected first bid for the player and are bracing up for a second bid. Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino has refused to rule out a move for Kane as the Blues’ boss presses for an experienced frontline striker to join Nicolas Jackson.
Manchester United have turned their interest away from Kane for Hojlund due to a depleted transfer budget coupled with Daniel Levy’s unyielding stand.
While Rasmus Hojlund’s experience cannot be compared with the experience of Harry Kane, he has been tipped as one of the most promising youngsters with a striking instinct for goal.
Hojlund has 6 goals in 6 appearances for Denmark national team and 9 goals in 32 Bundesliga apearances for Atalanta. He has been likened to Erling Haaland of Manchester City due his pace, strength, and immense technical abilities in the final third.
He is also known for his positional skills and link-up play and can drop deep to pick the ball and create spaces upfront. At Manchester United, the 20-year-old will be expected to partner Marcus Rashford on the attack playing as a striker if the deal goes through.