Manchester United have received news that they are not happy about their interest in Atalanta striker Rasmus Hojlund. The 20-year-old Danish midfielder has become an important target for the Red Devils, but Atalanta is playing hard ball.
Manchester United’s initial target was Tottenham Hotspur’s star striker Harry Kane, but they withdrew from the competition when they realized that Kane’s team was not willing to sell him. After that, Hojlund emerged as United’s second plan.
However, Atalanta is demanding a whopping 100 million euros from Manchester United for the sale of Hojlund. This news comes from the Sports Mail newspaper, which reported that United is not pleased with this development.
Hojlund himself wants to move to Manchester United, as he believes that the club’s coach, Erik ten Hag, can improve his game. It is worth noting that Hojlund and Ten Hag have the same agency, SEM, which could make the transfer easier for United.
However, the Italian team is not budging on their asking price, and the newspaper TuttoAtalanta reports that Atalanta rejected an offer of 35 million pounds from Manchester United for Hojlund’s services.
It remains to be seen whether Manchester United will increase their offer for Hojlund or move on to other targets. The transfer market is always unpredictable, and anything can happen in the coming weeks.
United fans will be hoping that their team can secure the signings they need to compete for major trophies next season.