Manchester United have reached an agreement with Atalanta to sign Danish striker Rasmus Hojlund in a deal worth up to €85 million, according to reports.
The 20-year-old emerged as a top target for United this summer as they searched for reinforcements up front. Hojlund scored 9 goals in 32 Serie A appearances last season after joining Atalanta from Sturm Graz.
United saw an earlier offer rejected by Atalanta before Paris Saint-Germain entered the race with their own bid.
However, United came back with an improved proposal of €85 million total, including €10 million in potential add-ons. Personal terms were already agreed with Hojlund back in July.
Hojlund was left out of Atalanta’s friendly against Bournemouth on Saturday, while the Italian club announced the signing of his replacement El Bilal Toure from Almeria. This signaled that Hojlund’s move to Old Trafford was imminent.
If completed, Hojlund would become United’s third major signing this summer after midfielder Mason Mount and goalkeeper Andre Onana. Star forward Marcus Rashford also recently signed a new contract.
Hojlund had previously indicated his desire to join United over other interested clubs like Arsenal and Chelsea. The main sticking point in negotiations was the upfront fee and installment payments.
United struggled for goals up front last season despite cup success and a return to the Champions League. The addition of the highly-rated Hojlund would provide a long-term solution at center forward.