Journalist Rob Blanchette provides an optimistic update on Manchester United’s pursuit of Atalanta striker Rasmus Hojlund. United’s manager, Erik ten Hag, reportedly has a strong interest in the young Danish talent, making him their primary transfer target this summer.
However, Atalanta has been holding firm in their demands for a transfer fee, leading to negotiations between the clubs and intermediaries. Personal terms with the player have already been agreed upon, and now, an agreement appears to be within reach.
United and Atalanta Closing the Gap on Rasmus Hojlund
According to recent reports from Foot Mercato journalist Santi Aouna, discussions have taken place in Milan to bridge the gap in valuations between Manchester United and Atalanta.
Depending on different sources, the Italian club initially sought a transfer fee ranging from €60 million to €100 million. However, progress has been made, and a breakthrough may be imminent.
Based on information provided by 90min reporter Blanchette, Manchester United has refused Atalanta’s valuation of £67 million. Instead, the clubs are now on track to conduct business at £55 million, with possible add-ons.
The final payment details are expected to be worked out this week. Atalanta has expressed readiness to sell and reinvest the fee, indicating a willingness to part ways with the young talent. Hojlund himself is eager to join the club he has always supported.
The Significance of £55 Million
The £55 million price tag appears to be a crucial figure for Manchester United this summer. They secured Mason Mount from Chelsea for the same reported amount in pounds sterling.
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Andre Onana’s transfer fee was reportedly €55 million in euros. Hojlund’s fee is approximately €63.50 when converted to euros, making it a substantial sum for a relatively unproven player.
Fabrizio Romano’s Insights
Noted transfer expert Fabrizio Romano had previously stated that Atalanta wanted €70 million for Hojlund from the start.
If the Deal is concluded at £55 million, the British press may commend Manchester United for negotiating the price. However, Romano said the Red Devils would have paid slightly less than Atalanta’s original asking price.
Manchester United’s pursuit of Rasmus Hojlund from Atalanta seems to be reaching its conclusion. Negotiations between the clubs have led to significant progress, with both parties inching closer to an agreement.
Although sizeable, the anticipated transfer fee of £55 million signals United’s determination to acquire the promising Danish striker. As the Deal nears completion, football fans eagerly await the official announcement that could bolster Manchester United’s attacking prowess in the upcoming season.