Erik ten Hag wants to add a top-tier center-forward to his Manchester United squad in order to build on last season’s third-place result in the Premier League and Carabao Cup victory.
Manchester United transfer news – The most recent
Despite their effort to keep inside the Premier League’s Financial Fair Play standards, Manchester United has made a steady start to the summer window.
Mason Mount, a Chelsea and England midfielder, joined the Red Devils earlier this month in a move worth up to £60 million.
The 24-year-old was quickly followed by Inter goalkeeper Andre Onana for £47.2 million, replacing David de Gea, who left Old Trafford at the conclusion of his contract this summer after 12 years.
However, after deciding to release Burnley striker Wout Weghorst at the end of his loan spell, United have been left with Anthony Martial as their sole out-and-out center-forward option.
As a result, it’s not a surprise that Manchester United has made a €60 million (£51 million) package offer to Atalanta for Denmark attacker Rasmus Hojlund, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.
The same journalist claims that the Serie A club is hoping for more than €70 million (£60 million), while French champions Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in the 20-year-old, who has been described as “remarkable” by writer Sacha Pisani.
And Jones reports United has been “put at ease” by the fact that Hojlund would choose United over PSG if forced to choose.