Manchester United have completed the signing of Rasmus Højlund from Atalanta in a £64m deal. The 20-year-old Danish striker has signed a five-year contract with the Red Devils, with the option of a further year.
Højlund is a highly-rated young striker who has been on the radar of several top European clubs. He scored nine goals in 32 appearances for Atalanta in Serie A last season, and he has also represented Denmark at the Under-19 and Under-21 levels.
United manager Erik ten Hag is a big fan of Højlund, and he believes that the young striker can be a key player for the club in the years to come. “Rasmus is a very talented young striker,” said Ten Hag. “He has a lot of potential, and I am confident that he can develop into a top player at Manchester United.”
Højlund is the latest in a series of high-profile signings made by United this summer. The club have also signed midfielder Mason Mount from Chelsea and goalkeeper André Onana from Inter Milan.
With Højlund’s arrival, United have now strengthened their squad in all areas. They will be hoping that these signings will help them to challenge for the Premier League title and the Champions League next season.