Atalanta forward Rasmus Hojlund is set to have his medical with Manchester United today after the Italian side agreed a fee with United for the centre forward.

The Danish striker has agreed personal terms with United and is set to sign a five-year contract with the Old Trafford club according to The Athletic. It comes after the two sides reached an agreement over the fee with a final figure of €75 million (£64 million) plus €10 million (8 million) in add-ons being agreed between the two sides on Saturday evening.

The forward was left out of the Atalanta squad for the game against Bournemouth in a pre-season friendly and that news certainly seemed to arouse suspicion among the United fanbase.

What will Hojlund offer?

it’s been a rapid rise for the Dane who only joined the Italian club after moving from the Austrian side Sturm Graz last summer. He registered eight goals and two assists in 31 Serie A games.

The Denmark international also scored five goals in two games during Euro 2024 qualifying in March, including a hat-trick against Finland.

AFC Bournemouth v Atalanta - Pre-Season Friendly
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His instinctive finishing as well as his movement in and around the box is sure to be a hit at Old Trafford. United need a fox in the box and it could be argued they haven’t had one since Edinson Cavani. But, with Hojlund, they have a young, fast and dynamic centre-forward to harangue the opposition defence.

Would he fit in at United?

The obvious answer is of course he would. Whether you agree with United looking at Hojlund instead of looking at Harry Kane or Victor Osimhen remains irrelevant. The Dane has a lot to prove and as a United fan, you’d expect he’d be determined to do just that.

There were at times during the frustrating defeat to Borussia Dortmund that United either couldn’t score for toffee or had no striker in the box ready to gobble up chances. Well, with Hojlund, United have just the solution for that growing problem.