According to reports, Manchester United has already ‘primed’ their next signing after Andre Onana. Erik Ten Hag wants the Inter Milan goalkeeper to take over for David De Gea. However, the Dutchman is looking for further signings as he aims to lead his team to the Premier League title next season.
Manchester United just lost De Gea, who decided to leave Old Trafford after 12 years to pursue a new challenge.
Inter star Onana is poised to arrive as a replacement, keen to play in the Premier League.
And according to GiveMeSport, United has a deal for Rasmus Hojlund ‘primed’ to go once Onana’s trade is completed.
When he went to Italy from Sturm Graz a year ago, few had heard of the Atalanta striker.
However, after scoring nine goals in all competitions, he is now regarded as one of the world’s most promising young players.
The fact that Hojlund’really does seem focused on joining for them now’ has reportedly piqued United’s interest.
The Denmark international admitted earlier this year that he was a ‘big fan’ of the club, stating, “Now that you ask, I will not hide the fact that I am a huge Manchester United fan.”
“So, personally, it would be one of the most important things for me, but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t turn down offers from other big clubs at some point.”
The club’s pursuit of Hojlund is ‘not far enough along that you can guarantee’ he’ll join.
It’s also been reported that Mason Greenwood could be loaned to Atalanta as part of the deal.
Greenwood hasn’t appeared for United since a 1-0 victory over West Ham in January 2022.
After charges were dismissed against him five years ago, the club said they would conduct an inquiry on the 21-year-old.
Greenwood is expected to depart United on loan for the time being, according to reports.
Juventus, in addition to Atalanta, has been linked with a bid for the England international.
Greenwood’s future is unknown, with United expected to make a definitive decision before the start of the current Premier League season.
Meanwhile, an unnamed scout told The Mirror that signing Hojlund would be a significant risk for United.
“We looked at Hojlund some time ago when he was coming through the Danish international age groups and while he was at Copenhagen and Sturm Graz,” they said.
“He was worth a shot,” he says, “but the money being asked now represents a much greater risk.”
“He’s still unproven, and the Premier League is a harsh place, especially if you’re wearing a Manchester United jersey.”