Atalanta striker Rasmus Hojlund has branded Manchester United as a ‘huge club’ ahead of a potential move to Old Trafford.
Man United are looking to sign a marquee striker, and Hojlund is one of the names on their shortlist.
Erik ten Hag has reportedly had video calls with the 20-year-old.
Hojlund denied the rumours but insisted he is flattered to be linked with the Red Devils.
He told Danish outlet Berlingske: “There has been no video call. I can’t say anything about that.”
“It’s a huge club, so I must have done something right if it says they want me.
“My goal is to reach the top shelf, and you can say that Manchester United is. So it will be huge.”
Rasmus Hojlund could be a superb investment for future
Hojlund would add more firepower to the United frontline, which was largely dependent on Marcus Rashford last season.
The starlet possesses breakneck pace and is very strong in holding off defenders when receiving the ball.
However, he cannot be the only number nine signing this summer. He is young and still trying to find his feet in European football.
The Denmark international needs time to refine his game, which will come from learning from his mistakes.
United are after other big-name strikers like Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane and Napoli’s Victor Osimhen.
Getting them to the Theatre of Dreams will require United to break the bank.
The Red Devils must play smart in the transfer window and not overspend on Hojlund.
Atalanta want at least £40 million for their star striker, but United should negotiate and get the deal done at a lower price.
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