Manchester United are ready to increase their efforts to sign Rasmus Hojlund as an alternative to other top striker names.

According to the Mirror, Manchester United could focus their efforts on Rasmus Hojlund. Their chances of bringing priority targets such as Harry Kane and Victor Osimhen continue to shrink, with the Atalanta striker becoming important for Erik ten Hag.

Rasmus Hojlund has ensured he is part of the shortlist drawn by top clubs ahead of the summer window. The £40 million-rated Serie A upstart has put himself on the map of the top sides with a stellar first season in Italy, scoring 15 goals.

Manchester United have long been linked with a move for the £40 million-rated Serie A man but may not have seen him as a priority. That stance may change now, considering their chances of signing their top targets continue to shrink each week.

The Red Devils might make a good push for Harry Kane and will likely pay up what Tottenham requires. However, Daniel Levy may not intend to sell the England captain after all, which may render Manchester United’s chase a waste of time.

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Victor Osimhen is also on their list ahead of the summer after a stellar season in Italy, helping Napoli win the league and finishing as the top scorer. Never in the history of Serie A has an African player finished the campaign with the Golden Boot before the Nigerian. But, there are numerous clubs keen on having him in their ranks and it won’t be easy to land him at the club.

Erik ten Hag remains desperate to land a top striker in the window and has now fixed his sights on Hojlund. The Danish footballer’s profile suits what the Dutchman requires from his frontman. The club could make a push for the £40 million-rated Serie A upstart.

As things stand, it’s understood that Hojlund wants to leave Atalanta amid growing interest from Premier League sides. He is ready to test himself in the biggest league as a move seems likely ahead of the summer.

While there’s interest from other clubs in the striker, Manchester United remain the front runners for the Dane. The £40 million-rated Serie A striker’s price tag may also suit Ten Hag’s budget, which may point towards a move.

Even a few months ago, Hojlund had reportedly expressed his desire to join the Red Devils, mentioning them as his dream club. Whether that has a bearing on Ten Hag remains the question, but the Dutchman would want a player ready to sacrifice for the club.

In hindsight, Hojlund is a risky option, although the idea would work wonders if he signed as a secondary option. Manchester United may soon realise they need a top draw front man to take them to the next level. They cannot rely on a young star like the Danish footballer.

Comments 1

  1. Kenny Mwansa says:

    ManU needs him as a developmental or understudy striker plus a fully fledged, top striker like Kolo

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