New Man United four-man striker plan revealed - Sources

By Pete O'Rourke, Transfer Correspondent

26th Jun, 2023 | 8:00pm

Sources: New Man United four-man striker plan revealed

Atalanta sensation Rasmus Hojlund remains on the wanted list at Man United as they pursue a marquee striker signing, sources have told Football Insider.

A well-placed source has told Football Insider that the 20-year-old would present a cheaper option for United – with Atalanta holding out for a fee of £60million for his services.

However, there are some reservations within the Man United recruitment staff about Hojlund‘s suitability for a big-money move this summer.

Sources say the Denmark international is seen as “raw” – and perhaps not at the level of other top targets like Harry Kane, Victor Osimhen and Randal Kolo Muani.

However, Man United’s limited summer budget will have a say in their ability to do a deal – meaning a move for Hojlund could materialise.

Football Insider revealed on Monday (26 June) that Man United are pessimistic about the prospect of landing Tottenham striker Kane.

Hojlund is regarded as one of the best young strikers in world football and it is believed he wowed Man United scouts with his lofty potential throughout the 2022-23 campaign.

He only joined Atalanta last summer (2022), but had a strong first season in Serie A and recently burst onto the international scene.

Hojlund notched 15 goals across 41 appearances in all competitions in 2022-23, despite starting in just 26 of those outings.

The forward has managed six goals in his first five senior appearances for Denmark since making his debut in September 2022.

His contract at Atalanta runs until June 2027.

Man United are keen to add a marquee striker this summer in order to ease the goalscoring burden on Marcus Rashford – who managed 30 strikes in the 2022-23 campaign.

Erik ten Hag’s side will return to the Champions League in the 2023-24 campaign after achieving a third-place finish last term.

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