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Erik ten Hag may have revealed Rasmus Hojlund transfer fears with latest Jadon Sancho comments

Chris Byfield

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Erik ten Hag may have revealed Rasmus Hojlund transfer fears with latest Jadon Sancho comments

Erik ten Hag may have hinted at a concern Manchester United will struggle to secure the signing of Rasmus Hojlund.

Having signed Mason Mount and Andre Onana this summer for just shy of £100million, United have reportedly agreed personal terms with Rasmus Hojlund for a five-year contract, with the option of a further year.

Indeed, transfer guru Fabrizio Romano claimed that United will submit a bid to sign the striker this week.

However, United will allegedly pay no more than £60million for the forward, as the club walks the line of Financial Fair Play regulations.

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Indeed, United allegedly refuse to meet Atalanta’s £86million valuation for Hojlund, who has made less than 90 senior club appearances across his career.

And Ten Hag suggested he was already looking to a future without Hojlund.

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Ten Hag on Sancho

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The United boss insisted Sancho is more effective in a central role, having played the 23-year-old in a ‘false nine’ position this pre-season.

Ten Hag’s comments suggest United are preparing for the new campaign with the expectation the club will not sign a new striker.

Speaking in a press conference, Ten Hag said: “He is doing well, also in that role. I think Jadon is the best in positions in central positions where he can get involvements and also when he played in wide areas.

“But, you know, when you're playing with me in the wide areas, in the right setting, you also have the freedom in the right setting.

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“So it can be right to be inside in [number] 10 positions, in central positions, but also when you are in such positions you have to make runs behind because that is very important to our way of play, that we have many players who run in behind.”

United will be keen to sign another forward however, with the club having scored the fewest goals of the Premier League’s top six last season, with just 58 in 38 matches.

Featured Image Credit: Getty

Topics: Football, Transfers, Premier League, Manchester United, Jadon Sancho, Erik Ten Hag

Chris Byfield
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