Manchester United are in advanced talks with Atalanta over a deal for Rasmus Hojlund, with the Premier League club negotiating how much of the fee should consist of co-payments.
United are getting closer to an agreement for the number 9 and initial expectations that the asking price could be as high as £80m have been dampened. There is now hope that a deal worth around £60million can be struck.
That would result in a successful summer of recruitment that’s under budget and in line with Financial Fair Play, with sales potentially allowing the purchase of Fiorentina’s Sofyan Amrabat in midfield. Contact has already been made there and the main features of an agreement have been laid down.
United are now much further along in their talks with Hojlund, 20, who has agreed personal terms and is excited about the prospect of going to Old Trafford this summer. That doesn’t necessarily mean the signing is imminent, however, as the nature of the negotiations on subtleties and terms is expected to take some time. Still, there is growing confidence that the move will be completed.
Should that happen, Denmark international Hojlund would be the first major striker to make the move this summer in what is said to be the most competitive market ever.