Manchester United are edging closer to announcing the signing of Rasmus Hojlund with the striker set to undergo his medical.
talkSPORT revealed last week how the Red Devils had agreed a deal rising to £72 million with Atalanta for the 20-year-old’s services.
Hojlund is set to join United from Italian outfit AtalantaGetty
Denmark international Hojlund was Ten Hag’s top priority this summer.
United will fork out an initial £64 million, with a further £8 million to be paid in potential add-ons.
And he is now primed to be unveiled by Erik ten Hag’s side with the Denmark international now in Manchester.
He will soon undergo his medical at the club’s Carrington training ground.
Ten Hag had made landing the centre-forward his No.1 target following the arrivals of Mason Mount and Andre Onana.
Personal terms have already been agreed between the striker and United, with Hojlund to pen a five-year deal.
His contract at Old Trafford will also contain the option of a further 12 months.
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Rasmus Hojland is on the cusp of becoming the latest addition to the Manchester United squad, with the Danish star set to undergo his medical in preparation for a record-breaking £72 million transfer.
The highly-rated playmaker has been compared to United legend Paul Scholes and it’s likely he will go straight into the team once the deal is complete. Reports suggest, the 21-year-old Hojlund flew into it England yesterday to undergo a medical and complete his move, with a formal announcement expected to be made in the coming days.
Hojlund has been regarded as one of the finest talents in Europe for some time, and his capture is a real coup for United, who are in the midst of a major rebuilding project under new boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
He will become the most expensive Danish player in history, and the second most expensive player Manchester United have ever signed, eclipsing the £67 million they spent to acquire then-world record signing Paul Pogba.
Hojlund has already made over 70 appearances for his current club, Malmo, scoring 17 goals and chipping in with 11 assists, as well as making his debut for the Danish national team at the age of just 19.
His bundle of talent and leadership credentials make him a perfect fit for United’s future plans, and with Solskjaer expecting his side to challenge Manchester City and Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table in the coming seasons, Hojlund may well become the key to United’s success.
United fans will be eagerly awaiting the outcome of Hojlund’s medical, as Solskjaer looks to have the Dane in and ready for the start of the 2020/21 season.