Ten Hag could land Hojlund’s perfect Man Utd partner in “superb” £17m “gift from Gods” 

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With numerous rumours claiming that an agreement has been reached with Atalanta for Rasmus Hojlund’s signing for an initial sum of £64 million, it appears as though Manchester United’s protracted hunt for a new number nine is finally coming to an end.

In place of Harry Kane, who they had previously identified as their top center-forward target going into the transfer window, it appears that the Red Devils have chosen the 20-year-old Dane instead. The former Sturm Graz player scored ten goals in all competitions during his debut season in Italy the previous year.

With Anthony Martial’s ongoing injury problems and the departure of Wout Weghorst, who joined on loan in January, it doesn’t seem out of the question that Hojlund could be followed to Old Trafford by another striker. In fact, 90min reported back in May that two new strikers might be on the horizon.

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Gift Orban, a 21-year-old revelation for Gent, has recently been mentioned as a possible possibility. If Hojlund joins Erik ten Hag’s team this summer, the sensation might assist reduce the strain on Hojlund.

What is Gift Orban’s market value?

In addition to Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur sending scouts to observe the prolific Nigerian in action, reports at the close of the previous season revealed Manchester United is one of the Premier League clubs keeping an eye on the attacker.

Despite only moving to Belgium from the Norwegian team Stabaek in January, the 5 foot 10 ace has a number of suitors, which suggests that a quick transfer might be in the works if a competitive offer is made.

The kid might cost a fee of more than €20 million (£17 million), as transfer analyst Fabrizio Romano predicted earlier this year. However, given his continuous goal-scoring prowess, that price tag is only set to rise even more.

How effective is Gift Orban?

It may be too difficult to rely on Hojlund alone to lead the line next season, with the former FC Copenhagen player likely needing sufficient competition in the middle. Martial, who missed 27 games due to injury last season, appears to be an unreliable alternative.

With a pool of elite strikers seemingly instilled in United’s history after the days of Dwight Yorke, Andy Cole, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and Teddy Sheringham all competing for a starting position, Orban could then prove to be the ideal option as someone who can rival and push Hojlund when needed.

Jacek Kulig, a talent scout, has dubbed the in-demand shooter “the gift from Gods” because of his impressive resume, which includes a haul of 22 goals in just 24 games for his present employers in addition to a stellar total of 41 goals and nine assists in just 48 first-team games.

Orban, who Kulig also praised as a “superb finisher,” has started the new season off right with two goals in only two games for the Pro League team, continuing to prove why he may be a desirable option for any Premier League club.

Then, to have two promising young players at his disposal in the Gent ace and Hojlund, might very well be Ten Hag’s ideal scenario for the upcoming season, with strength in depth likely to be key in the Dutchman’s attempt to lead the team back to the top.

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