Manchester United have completed the £72m signing of Atalanta forward Rasmus Hojlund.
The 20-year-old – who will miss the start of the campaign as he continues his recovery from an injury sustained in pre-season – has signed a five-year deal at Old Trafford, with the option of a further 12 months.
Hojlund – who was unveiled to the United supporters ahead of their friendly against Lens at Old Trafford on Saturday – told the club’s website: “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.
United will pay Atalanta an initial £64m for Hojlund, with a further £8m in add-ons.
Paris Saint-Germain also wanted to sign the Denmark international this summer but his desire to move to Old Trafford ensured United were confident of sealing the deal.
Ten Hag hailed new signing Hojlund after he was unveiled ahead of Manchester United’s win against Lens on Saturday.
“He is a real frontman,” Ten Hag said. “Very direct to the goal, very good presser, a physical presence.
Rasmus Hojlund has captured the imagination after an encouraging season in Serie A and Manchester United are betting on the 20-year-old talent to be the next superstar striker in European football