Rasmus Hojlund’s impressive performances at Manchester United have caught the eye of a European powerhouse, sparking speculation about his future at Old Trafford.
Hojlund’s arrival at Man United in a £72 million deal last summer was met with anticipation, although it took him some time to find his rhythm in the Premier League.
However, since breaking his league goal drought against Aston Villa on Boxing Day, the 20-year-old striker has been on a remarkable scoring streak, netting in five consecutive Premier League matches and providing two assists. His latest goal came in United’s 2-1 victory over Villa on Sunday.
While United manager Erik ten Hag had initially emphasized Hojlund’s potential for the future rather than as an immediate solution to the team’s scoring woes, it appears that a European giant has taken notice of his talent.
According to DefensaCentral, Real Madrid has set its sights on the Danish international as a possible answer to their own striking needs.
The report suggests that Juni Calafat, Real Madrid’s chief scout known for his successful signings like Vinícius Jr, Rodrygo, and Federico Valverde, has been closely monitoring Hojlund in recent months.
Real Madrid is keen to bolster its attacking options in the summer transfer window, especially after failing to replace Karim Benzema following his departure from Al-Ittihad last year. While Kylian Mbappe remains a priority target for Florentino Perez, reports suggest that the Paris Saint-Germain star may finally make the move to Madrid.
However, with Erling Haaland seemingly committed to Manchester City, Hojlund has emerged as a viable alternative for Los Blancos. Despite Real Madrid’s interest, securing Hojlund’s services may prove challenging, given his recent success at Manchester United and the club’s reluctance to part ways with a promising young talent.
Nevertheless, Hojlund’s emergence as a potential target for Real Madrid underscores his growing reputation in European football circles.