Manchester United have asked Atalanta about the contract situation of their Danish striker Rasmus Højlund. The 20-year-old has caught the eye of the Red Devils, due to his performance in the Serie A and also in his former club SK Sturm Graz from the Austrian league.
The Italian club has set an initial price of $60 million for the young striker, but it is almost sure that his buying price will be higher.
What are his statistics this season?
Rasmus has disputed a total of 2.187 minutes, divided into 36 games between Seria A, the Italian Cup, the Champions League, the ÖFB-Cup, and the Austrian League. In those games, he manages to score 14 goals and help his teammates with 6 assists. Also, he is part of the Danish national team and has played four games for Denmark scoring a total of 5 goals.
What could change for Manchester United if he arrives?
The first thing that will happen, is that Manchester United is going to be obligated to delay the signing of Harry Kane and wait for some players to be released due to the salary problem that the English striker could cause with the financial Fair-Play.
Also, it will lead to overbooking in that position, leaving players without the trust of Erik Ten Hag, and therefore playing fewer minutes than usual. Although with the outs of Wout Weghorst and the possible transfer of Anthony Martial, space is released and Højlund could enter the plans of the Dutch coach.
Is United the only club asking Atalanta about this player?
In the race to get Rasmus, not only the Red Devils are interested and started initial contact with the Italian club, but also the last Champions League winner, Real Madrid, is in the search and also has initiated contact for the signing of the striker.
Do you like him for United or would you wait for Harry Kane as a new striker?