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Manchester United Finalizes £72m Transfer of Rasmus Hojlund from Atalanta

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After his transfer from Sturm Graz to Atalanta the previous summer, Danish forward Rasmus Hojlund is set to join Manchester United for £72m.

Manchester United has secured a deal with Serie A club Atalanta for the 20-year-old Danish striker, Rasmus Hojlund, for an initial fee of £64m, which could potentially rise to £72m with add-ons.

Hojlund’s transfer to Manchester United comes after a season with Atalanta where he scored 10 goals in 34 games after joining the Italian club in August 2022.

United plans to sign Hojlund for a five-year term, with a provision for an extra season.

This acquisition of Hojlund marks the third signing by United’s manager, Erik ten Hag, during this transfer window, following the arrival of Chelsea’s Mason Mount for £55m and goalkeeper Andre Onana from Inter Milan for £47.2m.

Despite attempts by United to keep the cost under £60m, Hojlund was always the top pick for Ten Hag’s striker position.

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In contrast, United had refrained from pursuing Tottenham’s Harry Kane, considering the deal for the English captain would be too costly and complex to execute.

While there are still final steps to finalize the transfer of Hojlund, it is not expected that there will be issues with the personal terms.

Ten Hag’s desire for a new striker before the season kick-off has been met, and United believes that with the signings of Mount, Onana, and Hojlund, they’ve completed the majority of their summer transfer activities.

With these transactions, United’s total expenditure comes to a base of £166.2m, which could potentially increase to £180m.

Paris St-Germain, the reigning Ligue 1 champions, were also reported to have shown interest in Hojlund as a possible substitute for Kylian Mbappe, the French captain, whose future is uncertain.

Hojlund’s professional career started at Copenhagen, where he made his debut in the Danish Superliga at the age of 17 in 2020 before moving to Sturm Graz in Austria two years later.

Hojlund stayed in the Austrian Bundesliga for only six months after joining Sturm in January 2022, scoring every other match with a total of nine goals in 17 appearances.

His impressive performance earned him a £15m move to Atalanta, a tenfold increase from what Sturm Graz paid for him just six months earlier.

Hojlund made his first international appearance in 2022, scoring six times in six matches, all of which were for the Euro 2024 qualifiers.

Assuming the transfer is finalized promptly, Hojlund could be eligible to play in United’s last pre-season friendlies against Lens at Old Trafford next Saturday and Athletic Bilbao in Dublin on Sunday.

Manchester United’s first match of the 2023-24 Premier League season will be a home game against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday, 14 August at 20:00 BST.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Rasmus Hojlund transfer

Who has Manchester United signed in the recent £72m deal?

Manchester United has signed Rasmus Hojlund, a Danish international striker, from Serie A club Atalanta in a £72m deal.

What are the terms of Hojlund’s contract with Manchester United?

Hojlund’s contract with Manchester United is for five years, with the option to extend for an additional season.

How did Hojlund perform in the last season with Atalanta?

In the last season with Atalanta, Hojlund scored 10 goals in 34 appearances.

Who were the other significant signings by Manchester United this summer?

Apart from Hojlund, Manchester United has also signed midfielder Mason Mount from Chelsea for £55m and goalkeeper Andre Onana from Inter Milan for £47.2m.

When is Rasmus Hojlund expected to make his debut for Manchester United?

Assuming his transfer is completed promptly, Hojlund could potentially debut in United’s final pre-season friendlies against Lens at Old Trafford or Athletic Bilbao in Dublin.

What’s the total expenditure by Manchester United in this transfer season?

With the signings of Mount, Onana, and Hojlund, United’s total expenditure comes to a minimum of £166.2m, which could potentially increase to £180m with add-ons.

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RedGlory July 29, 2023 - 11:31 pm

Wow, United ain’t messin around this summer! Hopin Hojlund smashes it in the PL!

CheekyLad July 30, 2023 - 4:23 am

bit gutted we didnt go for Kane but guess the price was too steep. hope this Danish lad delivers. Up the reds!

OffsideExpert July 30, 2023 - 5:13 am

watched him at Euro qualifiers, absolute gem of a player. Scoring 6 in 6, the kids got talent. Can’t wait to see him in the red jersey.

SoccerGuru July 30, 2023 - 8:38 am

From Copenhagen to Sturm Graz to Atalanta and now United, this lad’s career is skyrocketing. let’s see if he lives up to the hype.

DevilsFanatic July 30, 2023 - 11:04 am

Man, 72m! Hojlund better be worth the dough, but I trust Ten Hag’s judgement. Mount and Onana were top buys, too.

PassAndMove July 30, 2023 - 12:19 pm

If we get the Hojlund from the Euro qualifiers, it’s money well spent! excited for the new season. GGMU!


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