Denmark Striker Rasmus Hojlund Joins Manchester United From Atalanta
Manchester United have completed the signing of Denmark striker Rasmus Hojlund from Italian club Atalanta on a five-year deal, the Premier League club announced.
Hojlund, 20, was unveiled to the Manchester United fans ahead of their friendly match against French club Lens at Old Trafford on Saturday.
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“It is no secret that I have been a fan of this great club since I was a small boy and I dreamed of walking out at Old Trafford as a Manchester United player,” Hojlund said.
“I am incredibly excited by this opportunity to turn that dream into a reality and I am determined to repay the faith that the club has shown in me.”
Hojlund, who previously played for FC Copenhagen and Sturm Graz, joined Atalanta at the start of the 2022-2023 season and scored nine (9) league goals. He has also been in fine form for Denmark this year, scoring six goals in four appearances for the national team.
The Dane becomes Manchester United’s third signing of this transfer window after the arrivals of Mason Mount from Chelsea and goalkeeper Andre Onana from Inter Milan.
He will miss the start of the 2023/2024 season as he continues his recovery from an injury sustained in pre-season with Atalanta.