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Man Utd told Atalanta's asking price for Rasmus Hojlund as Erik ten Hag holds video calls with striker

Ryan Smart

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Man Utd told Atalanta's asking price for Rasmus Hojlund as Erik ten Hag holds video calls with striker

Atalanta have set their asking price for Manchester United transfer target Rasmus Hojlund, according to a new report.

United have been linked with a move for Hojlund, 20, for several months after an impressive first campaign in Serie A.

The Denmark international signed from Austrian side SK Sturm Graz in August, and has struck eight goals in 31 league appearances for Gian Piero Gasperini's side.

He has also performed well on the international stage, smashing in his first senior hat-trick in Denmark's 3-1 win over Finland in March. He followed that up with a brace in the 3-2 defeat to Kazakhstan three days later.


According to the Manchester Evening News, United boss Erik ten Hag has held 'multiple video calls' with Hojlund to discuss a potential move to Old Trafford this summer.

The Dutchman is eyeing a centre forward this summer, with Marcus Rashford having been under significant pressure to provide the side with goalscoring impetus this season.


Rashford has netted 30 goals in all competitions, but the club's second-highest scorer is Bruno Fernandes, who has 13 goals to his name.


United have been linked with a move for Tottenham star Harry Kane, with Napoli's Victor Osimhen and Frankfurt's Randal Kolo Muani both reported as potential alternatives.

However, the club have now learned the asking price to sign Hojlund, according to a new report.

Atalanta 'set Hojlund asking price'

90min claim that Atalanta will demand a fee of between €65 to €70 million in order to sell the Danish forward to another club.


That price would make Hojlund their club-record sale, which currently stands at the €55 million Atalanta received in the deal to take centre-back Cristian Romero to Tottenham last year.

And while Hojlund would certainly not be a cheap deal for United, he does fit the profile of striker they are attempting to bring in.

Various reports suggest the club want to sign two strikers this summer, with a younger centre forward accompanied by a more experienced figure.

With an initial transfer budget of £100 million (as per The Athletic), however, United may have to pick and choose which players they sign - or raise enough funds via sales in order to ensure they secure the deals they want this summer.

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

Ryan Smart
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