Man United’s top aim this summer is Kane, who is looking for a center-forward to bolster Erik Ten Hag’s squad. It may be difficult to lure him away from Tottenham. After all, his contract there is still valid for a year.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is opposed to Kane being sold to a domestic competitor. Man United will have to be realistic in their chase and not put all of their eggs in one basket.
As a result, according to Football Insider, Hojlund is the key alternative Manchester United is considering.
According to the report, the Premier League team was ‘wowed’ when watching the Denmark international in his rookie season with Atalanta.
Hojlund has nine goals and 33 assists in 33 games for Atalanta. He has five senior international goals from his four Denmark caps, which is promising.
Hojlund, at the age of 20, would be a better long-term choice than Kane, who is ten years older. As a result, if the opportunity arises, Manchester United may opt for that type of investment.
It’s unclear how much it would cost to entice Hojlund away from Atalanta, although the Serie A club paid roughly €17 million for him last year.
Hojlund is a more inexpensive target for Manchester United.
While he has demonstrated his talent since his market worth will have risen. However, it will not be at the same stratospheric levels as Kane or another of Man United’s primary Serie A targets, Napoli’s Victor Osimhen, just yet.
Furthermore, Hojlund earns just roughly £11,000 each week in Bergamo. Man United could certainly offer him greater terms while keeping him as one of their own lower earners.
And the fact that Manchester United will not be looking for someone who will expect to be the main man right away could mean that Marcus Rashford will continue to juggle responsibilities up front after an incredible season. He could, in fact, alternate with Hojlund as the possible new recruit develops.
If he were to become their primary option right away, they would have to be confident that he could meet the necessary standards. However, he appears to be a wiser acquisition than Wout Weghorst, who will leave the club following his loan spell from Burnley.
Hojlund is currently under contract with Atalanta until 2027. However, Gian Piero Gasperini’s side may be braced for interest in him just a year after acquiring him from Sturm Graz.