Doubts have been expressed by Nicky Butt as Erik ten Hag looks to bring Rasmus Hojlund to the club as his new star striker.
Hojlund has quickly emerged as Manchester United‘s top attacking target this summer, following Harry Kane proving to be too expensive.
The 20-year-old has only recently became a first team regular at Atalanta scoring nine goals and providing four assists in 32 Serie A games.
He has also shot into prolific form for Denmark, scoring six goals in six caps for his national team.
To make rumours of a deal even stronger, it has been reported that Mason Greenwood could be close to agreeing a loan move to Atalanta.
Given both are strikers, it could very well be that the two deals are linked in what would be a win-win scenario for both sides.
Butt has doubts over Hojlund
On the topic of Hojlund, Butt first praised the recruitment team at Manchester United, telling Sky Sports:
“He’s a good young player. The recruitment team at United are obviously looking all over the world for these kinds of players because they are hard to find.”
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Butt also liked the idea of singing a younger profile, compared with the initial Harry Kane links.
“Whoever they buy has to fit into the squad, age-wise they have to be the right age to get some value on them when they leave the football club.
“You can’t keep buying players for big money and having no return.”
But despite seemingly impressed with the potential Hojlund signing on paper, the former midfielder expressed doubts over if the Dane will be able to perform.
Butt spoke of the ‘gamble’ United are taking as he said, “He seems like the right fit, but it’s a gamble when you buy someone from a different league.
“He’s never played in our league and you don’t know what it’s going to be like when he comes here.”