Rasmus Højlund must undergo medical treatment before completing the proposed move to Manchester United

Rasmus Højlund will travel to Manchester on Tuesday and undergo a medical before completing his proposed move to Manchester United.

United have an agreement with Atalanta to sign the 20-year-old striker in a deal worth €75 million plus €10 million in add-ons.

Personal terms are in place on a five-year contract with an option for a further 12 months.

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Hojlund first joined Atalanta last summer, moving from Austrian Sturm Graz. He registered eight goals and two assists in 31 Serie A matches.

The Denmark international also scored five goals in two games during the Euro 2024 qualifiers in March, including a hat-trick against Finland.

He is set to become United’s third signing of the summer following the arrivals of Mason Mount and Andre Onana.

United are next in action against French club Lens at Old Trafford on Saturday.

What kind of player is Højlund?

Analysis from The Athletic’s Carl Anka and Mark Carey.

Hojlund’s debut year in Serie A was promising, but a bit curious. Twenty of his 32 league appearances were as a starter, with manager Gian Piero Gasperini sometimes opting to use him as a “closer” in the second half to run at tired opposition legs. (This is why his stats may be a bit skewed since he played in shorter bursts compared to other forwards on this list.)

When Højlund entered the field anyway, he gave a good account of himself. Ten Hag may have spoken of wanting an experienced striker who brings “no risk”, but the joy of Hojlund – who only left his teenage years in February – comes in thinking about what kind of player he can be in two to three seasons.

“Potential” is the operative word when describing him.


50 to watch – Hojlund: Atalanta’s striker is on the rise – just don’t compare him to Haaland

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