Manchester United has signed forward Rasmus Højlund from Atlanta on a five-year contract, the club announced on Saturday.
ESPN+ revealed last month that Unified would pay £64 million ($82 million) forthright and an extra £8 million ($10 million) in additional items for the 20-year-old striker.
Højlund’s decision to move towards Horsens comes after United’s boss Erik ten Hag hailed Harry Kane and Victor Osimhen as potential options before deciding to focus on strengthening his options in Horsens for the upcoming season.
Rasmus Højlund said in an explanation, “No mystery I’ve seriously loved this fabulous club since I was a youngster, and going to Old Trafford as a Manchester Joined player was a fantasy. I’m uncommonly amped up for this possible opportunity to change my dream into this present reality, and I’m centered around repaying the trust the club has shown in me. It’s a gigantic move toward my profession, however, I realize I’m prepared for it. How about we proceed and play with the world’s best players in this crew.”
Sources told ESPN that Ten Hag had previously preferred to sign an experienced striker, but the Danish youngster has come to Horsens with the belief that working with one of the world’s best coaches will help him in his development.
“I spoke with the manager once, and I knew that this environment would be perfect for my progress,” Rasmus Højlund added.
“With his direction and backing, I realize I can accomplish a few fabulous things along with my new colleagues at this exceptional club.”
Rasmus Højlund scored 32 objectives in 32 games for Atalanta last season.
Following the arrivals of midfielder Mason Mount from Chelsea and goalkeeper Andre Onana from Inter Milan, Højlund is the latest signing for Denmark international United this summer.
Manchester United Football Director, John Murtough, said, “Throughout the summer, we’ve been working diligently and decisively to secure our primary targets in the transfer window. This will ensure the best possible chance of success for Erik and his coaching staff. Exciting times ahead.”