Old Trafford next, Rasmus? Man United’s £72m man Hojlund leaves a photo shoot in Manchester with girlfriend Laura Rhod Sondergaard, as the club prepare to unveil the striker
- Manchester United will officially unveil striker Rasmus Hojlund this weekend
- The club agreed a £72m deal with Atalanta and the ace has signed his contract
- He was spotted leaving a photoshoot, seemingly via the back door, on Friday
Rasmus Hojland was spotted leaving a photoshoot the day before Manchester United plan to unveil him, having wrapped up a £72million move for the striker.
Desperate to strengthen Erik ten Hag’s frontline ahead of the new season, United agreed a bumper deal for Atalanta for the frontman, who promptly underwent his medical and put pen to paper on a five-year contract earlier this week.
Hojlund, 20, flew into Manchester on Tuesday afternoon after United settled on a fee and reported to the club’s Carrington training complex, though an announcement was seemingly delayed with his medical checks taking priority.
Now, though, the finishing touches on the high-profile switch, United’s third of the summer, appear to have been completed after the photo shoot was held.
Indeed, the ace was spotted leaving a building in the city, seemingly via the back door, before jumping into a blacked-out people carrier and being ferried away.
Manchester United’s newest signing Rasmus Hojland was spotted leaving a photo shoot
The striker, who has joined from Atalanta for £72million, will be unveiled this weekend
Hojlund, 20, became a priority target for United with Erik ten Hag keen to bolster his frontline
It is currently unclear who had organised the shoot but the step is likely to be the final obstacle before Hojlund’s grand announcement this weekend.
Hojlund was also accompanied by his girlfriend, Laura Rhod Sondergaard, who has often been spotted cheering on her partner in person at games.
As reported by Mail Sport, United plan to unveil the striker before their friendly with Ligue 1 side Lens on Saturday, with supporters anticipating the first sighting.
Denmark international Hojlund follows both Mason Mount and Andre Onana through the door at Old Trafford and is expected to be a regular starter next campaign.
Atalanta were reluctant to let go of their prized asset but United were keen to seal the deal and eventually reached an agreement including add-ons.
Laura Rhod Sondergaard, Hojlund’s girlfriend, was spotted making her way back to the hotel
Sondergaard has been regularly spotted cheering on her partner in person at games
The frontman has signed a five-year contract and completed his medical earlier this week
The move had almost been hijacked by Paris Saint-Germain at the death, despite the fact Hojlund had quickly become a priority target for United this summer.
Hojlund has inked a contract that will keep him tied down at United until at least 2028, while he also holds the option of extending the deal for a further year.
In preparation for his move, he missed out on Atalanta’s two pre-season fixtures, including a trip to the south coast to face Premier League outfit Bournemouth.
The highly-rated forward scored nine goals in Serie A last season and United moved quickly to secure him, having been convinced by his lofty potential.
Hojlund has been focused on pushing through the switch and is a self-confessed United supporter, having followed the team while growing up.