Sky Sports: Man Utd closing in on deal for left-footed 6ft 3 “beast”; he’s keen to join

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Reliable reports claim that Rasmus Hojlund, a striker for Atalanta, and Manchester United are close to finalising their transfer agreement.

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Hojlund only transferred from Sturm Graz to the Gewiss Stadium last summer, but after impressing in 34 games in his rookie campaign under Gian Piero Gasperini, the center-forward has seriously caught Erik ten Hag’s attention at Old Trafford.

Fabrizio Romano has since revealed that the M16 outfit improved their offer during direct talks on Friday, with the player wanting to complete a move. The Red Devils had already made an initial players-plus-cash offer to the Denmark international, but his club swiftly rejected it.

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Paris Saint-Germain has also put forth a bid for the 20-year-old, according to David Ornstein of The Athletic, but they are prepared to walk away from the deal should it not be accepted because they believe his side’s valuation is wholly exaggerated.

Despite competition from Serie A, TEAMtalk asserts that the English top-flight powerhouses are confident they can close a deal for their target in addition to Fiorentina’s Sofyan Amrabat. If the following update is to be believed, it appears that this is indeed the case.
Rasmus Hojlund will be joining Man United?

According to Sky Sports, a deal between Man United and Atalanta to sign Hojlund before the 2023–24 season is “edging closer” to being finalised this summer.

While it is stated that they are “hopeful” that an agreement can be reached, chiefs do have “other options” if the move falls through. Both parties are “working on a compromise” with regard to the final fee for the attacker, whose valuation is €70 million (£59 million) plus performance-related add-ons.
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Wout Weghorst returned to Burnley after Man United declined to sign him to a permanent contract at the end of the previous campaign. Ten Hag will now need to find a replacement for Weghorst at centre forward, and Hojlund, who was described as a “beast” by talent scout Jacek Kulig, may be the ideal choice.

In 42 games last season across all competitions, the 6 foot 3 colossus contributed 23 goals (16 goals and seven assists), earning three WhoScored man-of-the-match honours despite being a threat even when the ball didn’t find the back of the net.

According to FBRef, Atalanta’s left-footed star had 54 total shots throughout the season, which was second most in his team. He also ranked in the 93rd percentile for most touches in the attacking penalty area, demonstrating his desire to open up opportunities for himself and his teammates.

In addition to signing defender Jonny Evans from Leicester City once more on a free transfer, the Red Devils have already signed Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount and Inter custodian Andre Onana this summer. It appears that Hojlund will soon follow in their footsteps.

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