Rasmus Hojlund of Atalanta has been officially signed by Manchester United for a rumoured sum of £72 million ($92 million).

Rasmus Hojlund Has Joined Manchester United For £72 Million

Hojlund flew to Manchester on Tuesday before completing a medical at Carrington, and has now been officially unveiled as a United player.


The 20-year-old striker has signed a five-year contract that will keep him at Old Trafford until at least 2028.

Also, the Red Devils are holding an option to extend that agreement by an extra year.


United have reportedly paid Atalanta £62m ($79m) upfront for Hojlund.

However, the remaining £8m is set to be delivered in performance-related add-ons.


Hojlund is now linking up with Christian Eriksen at club level.

Also, his Denmark team-mate gave him a glowing endorsement before his arrival in England.

“He’s a strong number nine,” Eriksen told PA Sport.

“He’s developed a lot in the last year from when I first saw him with the national team (to) a year’s time, so, yeah, he’s a very good player.”


Hojund initially joined Atalanta from Sturm Graz in August last year for €17 million (£15m/$19m).

He made 34 appearances across all competitions in his solitary season with the Italian club.


He only managed a modest total of 10 goals for Atalanta, and Erik ten Hag has taken a big gamble by trusting the inexperienced youngster to become United’s first-choice center-forward.

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The United boss has been publicly pushing for the club to sign a new No.9 for months.

However, after the club backed off Harry Kane due to Tottenham’s lofty £100m ($128m) valuation, Hojlund emerged as his top target.

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