Manchester United have bolstered their squad with the addition of goalkeeper Andre Onana from Inter Milan in a transaction estimated at £47 million.
Onana, the Cameroon international, is slated to undertake his medical examination in Manchester in the coming week before joining the rest of the squad for their pre-season tour in the United States. This signing, hot on the heels of Mason Mount’s £60 million move from Chelsea, marks United’s second significant acquisition of the summer.
However, United’s manager, Erik ten Hag, still has a few cards up his sleeve as he seeks to enhance the team’s offensive prowess. Specifically, a striker is high on his transfer wishlist.
United’s radar has now locked onto Rasmus Hojlund, the 20-year-old prodigy plying his trade at Atalanta. Despite facing competition from Paris Saint-Germain, it’s suggested that Hojlund is more inclined towards a move to the English giants.
At present, the key challenge is aligning with Atalanta on the transfer fee. Although an initial offer from United hasn’t been tabled yet, the team’s transfer budget clarity will determine the pace of negotiation in the ensuing days and weeks.
Hojlund isn’t only viewed as an immediate asset but is also considered an investment for the future by United. If the deal comes to fruition, United can then revisit their frontline strategy in the summer of 2024, coinciding with Harry Kane’s availability on a free transfer from Tottenham.
To ensure the smooth execution of their transfer gameplan, United are willing to part ways with several players. Among those potentially on the market are Harry Maguire, Fred, Alex Telles, Eric Bailly and Anthony Martial.