Manchester United look like on the point of signing an £86 million-rated ahead as Erik ten Hag’s revolution continues at Previous Trafford.
The Pink Devils set out at first of the switch window to restore the backbone of their squad, with a goalkeeper, centre-back, midfielder and striker focused. Mason Mount was the primary to hitch for round £55m, with Inter Milan star Andre Onana subsequent via the door within the coming days.
However whereas centre-back stays essential to Ten Hag – Harry Maguire has simply been stripped of the Manchester United captaincy forward of a shakeup within the backline – a brand new ahead is the precedence.
The Telegraph are reporting that not solely is Onana extraordinarily near finishing his transfer to the 13-time Premier League winners, fellow Serie A famous person Rasmus Hojlund is subsequent on the shortlist, with United set to maneuver for the Dane subsequent.
Atalanta are mentioned to charge Hojlund as costly as £86m, although there’s hope from United’s facet that they will speak down the Bergamo outfit because of the participant’s lack of senior degree expertise.
Hojlund has drawn comparisons to Erling Haaland early in his profession for his physicality and deadly eye for objective within the 18-yard field – and would allow Ten Hag to play with the sort of ahead that he was used to at Ajax. In his last Eredivisie season, the 53-year-old used Ivorian hitman Sebastien Haller, whereas Wout Weghorst was drafted into Previous Trafford on emergency mortgage final time period.
“With Marcus Rashford set to signal a brand new five-year contract with United, Ten Hag is determined so as to add extra firepower in assault to ease the burden on the England striker and has recognized Hojlund as a precedence goal after the membership backed away from a transfer for Harry Kane amid critical doubts Tottenham can be ready to promote to them,” the report states.
Hojlund solely signed for Atalanta final summer season. He scored 10 objectives in all competitions and solely turned 20 in Febrary.
The ahead is valued by Transfermarkt to be value a determine of €45m.
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Manchester United switch information is doing the rounds, with the Pink Devils mentioned to be out there for a number of stars this summer season.
Andre Onana is needed in objective, Rasmus Hojlund and Randal Kolo Muani are needed up entrance, whereas wonderkid Vitor Roque has been linked, too. Portuguese teen Joao Neves is on the radar, whereas his countryman Goncalo Ramos is within the crosshairs. United have additionally enquired about Theo Hernandez, whereas Jadon Sancho has been put up on the market.
In the meantime, Marcus Rashford appears to be like set to stay with a bumper new contract.