Manchester United are lining up Rasmus Hojlund if Tottenham Hotspur refuse to let star striker Harry Kane leave this summer.
Hojlund scored on the final day of the Serie A season in his Atalanta side’s 5-2 victory over Monza, which guaranteed the Bergamo-based outfit a Europa League group stage place next season.
Manchester United closely monitoring future Scandanavian star
Hojlund, 20, has been compared to fellow Scandanavian hitman Erling Haaland due to his physical presence, speed off the mark, and goal-scoring prowess, and has impressed in his debut season in Italy, scoring 10 goals in all competitions. It is believed that Red Devils boss Erik Ten Hag has spoken to Hojlund on a video call in recent links, keen to seduce the forward who scored five goals in his first two matches for his country against Finland and Kazakhstan in March’s opening European Championship qualifiers.
According to The Athletic’s Laurie Whitwell, United are prepared to wait for Kane to become a free agent in 12 months’ time if Daniel Levy sticks to his guns and continues to ask for a figure close to $105m for the England captain, who is set to turn 30 next month.
As for Hojlund, it is reported he is keen to move to Old Trafford now and with Atalanta setting his asking price at $50m, a deal for the Dane this summer is deemed to be far more realistic at this stage.