Manchester United have now sent a first proposal of around €60million to Atalanta for the signing of striker Rasmus Hojlund.
That is according to a report from Fabrizio Romano, who claims that United have sent a €60million package offer to Atalanta for Hojlund.
Romano claims that the structure is a fixed fee of around €50million (£43million) with €10million (£8.5million) in add-ons, bringing the total to around £51.5milloion.
That may still not be enough though as Atalanta have been determined to stick to their asking price of around €70million (£60million).
United aren’t a million miles away with that first offer but may still have a way to go before Atalanta sanction a deal.
Manchester United will be wary of Paris Saint-Germain threat
Romano adds that Hojlund has already agreed personal terms with United.
However, the Italian claims that Paris Saint-Germain ‘keep insisting’ over a deal with Hojlund’s representatives.
PSG are keen to add a new centre forward this summer and would seemingly love to sign Hojlund.
We covered claims from Italy earlier this week which suggested that PSG are willing to send striker Hugo Ekitike to Atalanta in exchange for Hojlund.
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Whether that deal advances remains to be seen but United but beware a PSG hijack attempt if they can’t get a deal agreed soon.
Who is Rasmus Hojlund?
Hojlund spent time in the Brondby ranks before joining hometown FC Copenhagen as a teenager.
The 6ft 3in striker came through at Copenhagen but only managed five goals in 32 games.
Austrian side Sturm Graz pounced in January 2022 and Hojlund exploded, smashing 12 goals in just 21 games.
Boss Christian Ilzer hailed Hojlund as a ‘fantastic’ player as he made an instant impact in Austria.
Come August, Hojlund was on the move again as he secured himself a big move to Atalanta.
10 goals in 34 games last season doesn’t sound all that impressive but Hojlund has shown major potential and has already scored six times in six Denmark caps.
United will be backing Hojlund to fulfil his potential, especially with a huge fee required for such a rapid riser.