Manchester United were able to fend off Paris Saint-Germain for Atalanta BC striker Rasmus Højlund. On Saturday, The Athletic reported that the Red Devils reached an agreement with the Serie A side for the Danish talent.
The Premier League club will pay €75 million plus €10 million in performance-related add-ons for the 20-year-old. Furthermore, transfer window specialist Fabrizio Romano shed light on some behind the scene details regarding this transfer file.
Romano notes PSG shared significant interest in Højlund during the entire transfer process. The negotiations went as far as three meetings with the striker’s agent.
🔴📰 | PSG really tried to sign Rasmus Højlund and had 3 meetings with his agent, but ended up leaving because they knew he only wanted #mufc. United also had the feeling another English club was calling Højlund, which is why they decided to accelerate. [@FabrizioRomano] pic.twitter.com/SDImJ3KlR7
— UtdDistrict (@UtdDistrict) July 30, 2023
However, PSG’s hopes of securing Højlund’s services were dashed. They eventually discovered that the young forward had his heart set on a move to Manchester United. The revelation of Højlund’s preference likely led to PSG reluctantly ending their pursuit of the Atalanta star.
On the other hand, Manchester United would be delighted to be the destination of choice for such a promising young talent. The English club needs a striker they can build around for the foreseeable future.
Well, now that they got him, meanwhile, Højlund will look to justify his cost.