English giants Manchester United are revving up to push for a second summer spend as the Red Devils look to supply Erik ten Hag with the tools to challenge on all fronts in 2023-24 by looking to pull ahead of the pack for Danish international forward Rasmus Højlund.
The 20-year-old FC København academy product has developed into one of the most highly sought-after forwards on the European market this summer in the wake of a strong first season with Serie A dark horse Atalanta Bergamasca.
United, who remains on the hunt for a long-term solution at center-forward in the wake of Cristiano Ronaldo’s mid-season departure in 2022-23 and the continued failure of French international Anthony Martial to both remain fit and perform consistently on the pitch, will look to make a first move for the Danish starlet with a view of beating out considerable interest from elsewhere.
The København-born forward bagged 9 goals in his debut season at Gewiss Stadium last term after his arrival from Austrian Bundesliga outfit Sportklub Sturm Graz, but has been even more impressive on the international stage for Kasper Hjulmand’s De Rød-Hvide after hitting six goals in his first six senior international caps.
Linked with interest from Ligue 1 hegemon Paris Saint-Germain, among other notable clubs said to be keeping tabs on the player, football insider Fabrizio Romano confirms that United will look to make a first proposal soon in order to avoid the Parisians hijacking a potential deal on the back of continued dialogue with Højlund’s camp.
The Danish international has already agreed personal terms with United and looks keen to swap the hills of Lombardy for the northwest of England this summer, and would no doubt present a player with whom Ten Hag can build his forward line around.