Manchester United reach €70m agreement to sign Rasmus Højlund from Atalanta

According to Fabrizio Romano, Manchester United have reached an agreement with Atalanta over the transfer of Rasmus Højlund.

The total package of the deal will is said to be worth €70m with add-ons, and both clubs will be preparing the documents in the next 24 hours to ensure the move is completed.

The Italian side are understood to have always wanted at least a €70m fee for the Danish international, and The Red Devils have now met this asking price.

Personal terms between the player and the club have also already been agreed and he is expected to sign on a five-year deal at Erik ten Hag’s side- with The Red Devils having been preparing a bid for the 20-year-old for a while.

The fee is significantly more than the strikers current €45m market value, according to Transfermarkt. However, this valuation has risen substantially since May 2022, where it stood at €4.5m- suggesting it could reach levels higher than €70m if he continues his impressive performances during his time in Manchester.

Furthermore, it is understood Højlund opted to join the English side despite Paris-Saint-Germain reportedly continuing to ‘insist’ with his camp that he makes the move to Luis Enrique’s side rather than to Ten Hag’s.

The interest from top European clubs in the precocious forward comes after his debut season in Serie A, where, after signing for Atalanta for €17.2m from Austrian side Sturm Graz in August 2022, he scored nine goals in 20 starts La Dea– impressing many with his excellent movement, speed, and power.

The move for Højlund marks another chapter in what has already been a busy summer at Old Trafford. Academy graduate Marcus Rashford has signed new long-term deal at his boyhood sideMason Mount has joined from rivals Chelsea for a £60m fee, whilst the €55m signing of André Onana from Inter Milan has also been confirmed.

Travis Levison | Get Football

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