Atalanta’s €70 million asking price for 20-year-old Rasmus Hojlund, a player who has yet to make an impact in Serie A, is likely to deter Manchester United from attempting to sign the Danish striker.
According to ESPN, the Red Devils are considering moving their focus elsewhere if the Italian club refuses to accept what the Premier League club believes is a more realistic offer for their star player.
A striker has long been Erik ten Hag’s priority at Old Trafford, and while Harry Kane would be his first choice, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is unlikely to negotiate with a direct opponent.
After securing the services of Mason Mount and Andre Onana, it’s all systems go for a center-forward, which should be signed as soon as possible.
With only three and a half weeks till the start of the 2023/24 Premier League season, the Dutchman must have his key striker in place.
To that end, ESPN reports that, while United will test the waters with Atalanta and make a reduced offer for Hojlund, they are planning a proposal for Eintracht Frankfurt’s Randal Kolo Muani.
According to WhoScored, the 24-year-old Frenchman scored 15 goals and assisted 11 times in 32 games for the Bundesliga club.