Manchester United announced on Saturday that they have made another big signing for the upcoming season. The club has secured the services of 20-year-old striker Rasmus Højlund from Atalanta on a five-year deal, for a reported fee of £64 million plus £8 million in add-ons.
United boss Erik ten Hag had initially considered pursuing moves for experienced strikers like Harry Kane and Victor Osimhen. However, after careful consideration, Ten Hag decided to focus on Højlund due to his immense potential. Sources close to the club revealed that the decision to go for the young Danish talent was made because of Højlund’s impressive performances last season, where he scored nine goals in 32 appearances for Atalanta.
Højlund expressed his excitement at joining Manchester United, revealing that he had been a fan of the club since he was a child. This move is a dream come true for the young striker, who now has the opportunity to play for the team he has supported for years.
The signing of Højlund follows Manchester United’s previous acquisitions this summer, which include midfielder Mason Mount from Chelsea and goalkeeper André Onana from Inter Milan. United football director John Murtough emphasized the club’s commitment to securing their primary targets early in the transfer window to ensure a strong squad for the upcoming season.
With these early signings, Manchester United is sending a clear message to their rivals that they mean business. The club’s quick and decisive actions in the transfer market demonstrate their ambition to challenge for top honors in the coming season.
As the new Premier League season approaches, Manchester United fans eagerly await the arrival of their new signings on the pitch. The addition of Højlund, along with Mount and Onana, is set to inject fresh energy and talent into the team, providing fans with renewed hope for a successful campaign.
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