Atalanta’s manager has told Sky that he thinks the club would value Rasmus Hojlund at up to a “100 million fee,” according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano. Rasmus Hojlund joining Manchester United would cost the club roughly £86.5 million, making him one of the summer’s largest signings. The forward has been regarded as a “perfect fit” by OneFootball, and according to David Ornstein, he has already agreed to personal terms.
Why does Manchester United require Rasmus Hojlund?
Old Trafford’s management is in desperate need of a center-forward. Following Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure to Al-Nassr in the winter, the side has been without a designated number nine outside of Wout Weghorst, whose stint at the club was, to put it mildly, unsatisfactory. Marcus Rashford’s fantastic goal tally this season was a clear indication that the Red Devils were creating enough chances but only needed someone in the right location to convert them.
A Fee of More Than £80 Million
For reasonable reasons, Atalanta appear set to levy a large fee for its center-forward. Clubs such as Chelsea and Arsenal have been looking for a genuine striker in recent window, with the majority of possibilities being false-nines or inside forwards. At Stamford Bridge, Nico Jackson has handled that problem, but with Erling Haaland’s debut season at Manchester City displaying the potency of a finisher, Erik ten Hag is likely to be even more hungry for a straight striker.
The high fee is merely due to high demand. With only few number nines available, Atalanta holds all of the cards and can wait out the Red Devils. Old Trafford is in need of a striker for the upcoming season, and with limited options, Ten Hag’s side may have to pay a premium to land their man.