Manchester United are preparing a fresh £50million bid for their top striking target Rasmus Hojlund, according to reports.

Hojlund has been a name that a bid has been expected for over the past few weeks, with his asking price seemingly out of reach.

The 20-year-old has drawn comparisons with another world-class Scandinavian, as he has been mentioned as the “next Haaland” and has been branded as a “phenomenal talent”.

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The young Danish striker scored nine goals in 32 Serie A games last season and is thought to have a huge ceiling.

Manchester United had originally targeted Harry Kane as their top attacking target. They now have their eyes set on a younger, cheaper and more exciting signing.

Erik ten Hag is the perfect boss to turn Hojlund into a world-class talent, making good on his potential.

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Manchester United set to bid for Hojlund

According to a report from The Telegraph, Manchester United will launch a £50m bid for the striker.

It is believed a compromise on Atalanta’s demands can be made in order for United to deliver ten Hag his second or possibly third major signing of the window.

It is thought that even a £50m bid is on the steep end of what United wanted to pay. Considering the player has never played in the Premier League and is still a work in progress.

This comes as the second reported bid, following Tutto Atalanta‘s claims a few weeks ago that a £30m bid had been rejected.

That original reported that Atalanta were expecting between £42m and £60m, in that case this bid could be accepted.

Hojlund would arrive as United’s second summer signing, although he faces competition as Andre Onana also closes in on a move, with a fresh bid being made today.