‘I spoke to him’ - Christian Eriksen reveals his role in Rasmus Hojlund to Man Utd transfer

Christian Eriksen may have had a role in Manchester United’s impending signing of Atalanta star Rasmus Hojlund.
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Manchester United star Christian Eriksen has issued his verdict on proposed new signing Rasmus Hojlund.

Hojlund looks set to join United on a big-money deal in the coming days, with a price now agreed with Atalanta, ManchesterWorld understands. The Danish striker is a relatively unproven player, only playing one full season at the top level having signed for Atalanta last summer, going on to score nine goals in 32 league appearances.

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Still, United are convinced that the 20-year-old is the next big thing as far as strikers go, and if they are right, they will save a huge amount of money given they would have been forced to fork out over £100million for proven frontmen Harry Kane or Victor Osimhen.

One United player who already knows Hojlund well is midfielder Eriksen, who has worked with the young striker with the Denmark national team. Hojlund has six appearances for Denmark’s senior team, scoring six goals.

Speaking to Sky Sports during United’s US tour, Eriksen said of Hojlund: “He is a strong number nine. He has developed a lot in the last year from when I last saw him. He has developed and turning into a nine for the national team. To be honest, I have not seen that many games for Atalanta, but I know how they play and he fitted in well there.

“Not recently. I spoke to him last time we were with the national team. I’ve said some good stuff, and I also said some bad stuff, but in the end it is what is going to happen.”

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The Hojlund deal is expected to be completed early this week with a five-year contract reportedly in place, while United will also have the option to extend by a further year. The Red Devils will be hoping the Dane can be their lead striker for years to come.

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