Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has spoken out about the need to add another top goalscorer after seeing his side create quite a few opportunities but struggle to put them away.
Marcus Rashford hit 30 goals in the campaign and was the only player to reach double-digits in terms of goals in the Premier League. The next best was Bruno Fernandes with 13 in all competitions.
United’s list of alternatives is headed by Hojlund
But due to the price tags involved and the difficulties associated with convincing either club to sell, the Red Devils are keeping a list of alternatives ready.
“Atalanta star Rasmus Hojlund features highly on the striker wanted list at Man United ahead of the summer window, sources have told Football Insider.
“A well-placed source has told this site that the 20-year-old is seen as an alternative to big-money deals for Tottenham’s Harry Kane or Napoli hitman Victor Osimhen,” the report added.
The 20-year-old has enjoyed a fantastic debut campaign in Italy and has also grabbed eyeballs for his impressive displays for his national side.
The Dane has notched nine goals and four assists in 33 games across all competitions with 19 of them coming from the start.
The Denmark international scored five times in two Euro 2024 qualifiers against Finland and Kazakhstan, which further soared his credentials.
Hojlund has wowed United scouts throughout the season
The report also mentioned that United scouts have kept a close watch on his displays throughout the season and have been consistently left impressed.
Hojlund is young and hungry to improve and has reportedly mentioned that United are his dream club.
The FC Copenhagen academy graduate arrived in Bergamo for just under £15million in 2022 and reportedly earns a wage of just under £11,000-a-week on his Atalanta contract, which runs until June 2027.
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