Hojlund completes €75m move to Man Utd

FT Desk
FT Desk
  • Updated: 5 Aug 2023 13:04 BST
  • 3 min read
Man Utd are still linked with Rasmus Hojlund
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Rasmus Hojlund has become Manchester United's third summer signing after completing a transfer from Atalanta, the Premier League club confirmed on Saturday.

Hojlund, 20, was a top target for Erik ten Hag as the United boss looked to bolster his forward line this window, and now joins Mason Mount and Andre Onana as their latest capture.

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He arrives at Old Trafford with a burgeoning reputation and will cost the Reds a reported €75 million, a fee that could rise to €85m with bonuses and add-ons.

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"Rasmus Hojlund has joined Manchester United on a contract running until June 2028, with the option of a further year, subject to international clearance," United confirmed on their official website.

Hojlund stated: “It is no secret that I have been a fan of this great club since I was a small boy, and I dreamed of walking out at Old Trafford as a Manchester United player.

“I am incredibly excited by this opportunity to turn that dream into a reality, and I am determined to repay the faith that the club has shown in me.

"It is still early in my career, but I know that I am ready to make this step up and play with this group of world-class players.

“Once I had spoken to the manager, I knew that this environment would be perfect for my development; I am relishing the opportunity to work with one of the best coaches in the world.

"Under his guidance and support I know that I am capable of achieving great things together with my new teammates at this special club.”

Hojlund comes highly rated after an impressive single season in Italy
© ProShots - Hojlund comes highly rated after an impressive single season in Italy

The story so far

Hojlund began his career with hometown club FC Copenhagen in his native Denmark, and landed in Serie A with Atalanta at the beginning of the 2022-23 season after a short spell at Austria's Sturm Graz.

He made an immediate impact at his new team, scoring 10 goals in 34 games in all competitions to establish himself as one of Europe's most promising young strikers.

Hojlund has also blossomed on the international stage and has netted six times for Denmark in as many games following his debut back in September 2022.

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