‘Great price’ – Atalanta chief makes Rasmus Hojlund transfer admission after mixed Manchester United start

Manchester United signed Hojlund in a deal worth 72million after Erik ten Hag identified the 20-year-old as a top target to fill a priority position. The Dutchman had initially earmarked Harry Kane as the prime option but funds were not available to make it happen.

Hojlund&aposs start to life at United has been mixed, with the Danish international ruled out for the first month of his spell due to a back injury that was flagged during medical tests. Since returning, he has looked excellent in the Champions League and scored twice against boyhood club FC Copenhagen on Wednesday – albeit in a 4-3 defeat.

“We sold Hojlund for a great price and that makes us proud,” Percassi told Sky Sports Italy [via Football Italia]. “We have many collaborators, some of them silent, who work well behind the scenes to find these talents.

“We know who we are and where we come from. That mentality will never change.”