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Man Utd 'learn asking price' to sign Atalanta wonderkid Rasmus Hojlund

Man Utd 'learn asking price' to sign Atalanta wonderkid Rasmus Hojlund

Hojlund's asking price has been set.

Manchester United have learned the asking price to sign Atalanta wonderkid Rasmus Hojlund this summer, according to a new report from Italy.

The 20-year-old forward moved to Bergamo last summer, joining from Austrian giants Sturm Graz.

He has netted seven goals and provided two assists thus far in his debut Serie A season, impressing onlookers.

He also smashed in a hat-trick for Denmark during their 3-1 win over Finland last month, with national outlet BT describing him as 'the new dangerous number nine in the Danish national team'.

Given his technical skills, movement and stature - he stands at 6ft 1in - Hojlund has already earned comparisons to Manchester City star Erling Haaland.

Now, with clubs such as Manchester United said to be interested in signing him this summer, Atalanta have reportedly set their asking price.

Atalanta 'set asking price' for Man Utd target Hojlund

According to Italian outlet Correire della Serra, Atalanta have placed a price tag of between €65 and €70 million on the head of one of their star assets - but claim interested parties may need to submit a bid worth an even higher sum.

The same report carries a comparison to team-mate Giorgio Scalvini, with the 19-year-old defender having similarly impressed this season.

The Italian is naturally a centre-back, but has also been deployed in midfield by manager Gian Piero Gasperini this season.

It is claimed that Atalanta want a similar amount for both players - but it is Hojlund that United have been heavily linked with.

Speaking after the striker scored a winner during Atalanta's 2-1 win over Spezia in January, Gasperini told DAZN (quotes via Gazzetta dello Sport): "He has extraordinary margins, the evolution he's had in recent months. He had to get into matches right away, he's 19.

"Today he played a sensational match, technically he has margins. In the air, he can do well there too given his stature. He can be a top future striker."

With United boss Erik ten Hag still searching for a long-term replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, the Dane could prove to be a cheaper alternative to top target Harry Kane if United cannot prise England's all time record goalscorer away from Tottenham.

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Topics: Manchester United, Premier League, Serie A, Atalanta, Transfers, Erik Ten Hag