Manchester United have agreed a £72m deal to signal Denmark worldwide striker Rasmus Hojlund from Serie A aspect Atalanta.
The 20-year-old will transfer to Previous Trafford for payment of £64m, plus a possible £8m in add-ons.
Hojlund joined Atalanta in August 2022 and scored 10 targets in 34 appearances final season.
His United contract shall be for 5 years, with the choice of an extra season.
Hojlund shall be United supervisor Erik ten Hag’s third signing of the summer time after midfielder Mason Mount joined from Chelsea for £55m and Inter Milan goalkeeper Andre Onana was signed for £47.2m.
Though United had been making an attempt to maintain the payment beneath £60m, Hojlund was Ten Hag’s first selection for the placing place.
United had distanced themselves from a transfer for Tottenham ahead Harry Kane, having determined a deal for the England skipper could be too costly and troublesome to finish.
Though there’s nonetheless some work to do to conclude the Hojlund switch, it isn’t anticipated private phrases shall be an issue.
It means Ten Hag will get his want of getting a ahead in earlier than the beginning of the season, with United feeling that in Mount, Onana and Hojlund, the majority of their summer time switch enterprise has been achieved.
It takes their total spend to a minimal £166.2m, with the potential to rise to £180m.
Ligue 1 champions Paris St-Germain have been additionally reportedly Hojlund as a possible alternative for France captain Kylian Mbappe, whose fast future is unclear.
The Dane started his senior profession at Copenhagen, making his Danish Superliga debut aged 17 in 2020, earlier than switching to Austrian aspect Sturm Graz two years later.
Hojlund spent solely six months within the Austrian Bundesliga after becoming a member of Sturm in January 2022, and scored a objective each different recreation, discovering the online 9 occasions in 17 begins.
That spectacular kind led to his transfer to Atalanta for a reported £15m, 10 occasions what Sturm Graz had paid for him six months earlier.
He made his worldwide debut in 2022 and has scored six targets in six video games, all in qualifying for Euro 2024.
Offering the switch is accomplished in time, Hojlund might come into rivalry for United’s remaining pre-season friendlies in opposition to Ligue 1 aspect Lens subsequent Saturday at Previous Trafford and Athletic Bilbao in Dublin on Sunday.
United face Wolverhampton Wanderers at house of their opening 2023-24 Premier League fixture on Monday, 14 August at 20:00 BST.