Man Utd ‘offered two players’ as Rasmus Hojlund transfer claim made

Fresh details have emerged surrounding Manchester United’s signing of Rasmus Hojlund.
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Manchester United are said to have offered up two players in their bid to sign Rasmus Hojlund ahead of settling for an all-cash fee. United spent much of the summer searching for a new striker, and their search brought plenty of rejections early on, with Harry Kane and Victor Osimhen both priced too highly.

The Red Devils then moved on to Hojlund, who had impressed during his first - and last - campaign with Atalanta in Serie A. United wound up paying a whopping £72million to sign the relatively unproven striker, but they are confident they have the right man.

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Hojlund hasn’t scored in any of his first three Premier League appearances, but he is still adjusting, and he is still building match fitness having arrived at the club injured. One of the reasons United believe they have the right man, according to The Athletic, is the determination the striker showed to join United, the club he is said to have supported from Copenhagen as a child.

It’s claimed Hojlund rejected an approach from Paris Saint-Germain ahead of joining United, fielding a late call from PSG chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi before making his decision. The young striker is said to have received a much greater salary offer from PSG, but he was determined to join United after holding a number of positive video call discussions with Ten Hag.

Another detail that has emerged from the negotiations is United’s attempts to offer players in a bid to reduce the cash they would have to pay. It’s claimed the Red Devils offered Fred and Donny van de Beek in a bid to convince Atalanta, but the Italian club remained firm and demanded an all-cash amount. United wound up paying £72million, while Fred joined Fenerbahce and Van de Beek failed to secure a summer move.

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