Arsenal are known for going under the radar and signing some hidden gems.
The reports in Italy suggested that Arsenal are set to bid for Rasmus Hojlund. He has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
Atalanta spent 17.2 million euros to sign the Denmark international from Sturm Graz in the summer of 2022. The 20-year-old has four years left on his current contract which expires in 2027.
The striker has found the back of the net on 7 occasions and picked up 2 assists in 21 matches for Atalanta this season across various competitions.
He has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in Denmark. The Atalanta striker has also represented the Denmark at various youth levels before going on to secure 2 senior caps for his country thus far.
Rasmus Hojlund has been in impressive form for Atalanta this season and it looks like he caught the eye of many European clubs including Arsenal.
The Gunners are looking to sign a striker and have identified the 20-year-old as potential transfer target.
Mikel Arteta sees Rasmus Hojlund as the perfect addition to his attack. Someone with Hojlund’s skillset and potential will no doubt be an excellent signing for Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta.
The former Sturm Graz man provides a unique blend between a classic center-forward and the modern striker. His arrival would give Arsenal some much needed tactical flexibility.
According to the report, “Arsenal hope to make an offer for Atalanta striker Rasmus Hojlund in the summer. Hojlund joined Atalanta in August in a £15 million deal and has impressed. The forward has five goals in his past eight Serie A appearances since the World Cup. Per La Repubblica, Arsenal will test Atalanta’s resolve to hold onto Hojlund in the summer. Whether he would get into the Arsenal team is another matter, given the Gunners’ strength in attacking areas. Hojlund may be someone who manager Mikel Arteta sees as a rotation option.”
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However, Rasmus Hojlund won’t come cheap as his current contract runs out in the summer of 2027.
The Gunners are showing interest in signing striker, but will have to dig deep to land him.
Atalanta would be wise to keep the Denmark international, but if they do let him go expect it to be for a hefty sum.
Good signing for Arsenal?
It is smart from the club to invest in younger players, rather than splashing out big money on experienced players with no resale value.
Hojlund has all the skillset required to be a success story at Arsenal. Therefore, it makes sense for Mikel Arteta to step up his attempts to bring the Danish striker to Premier League side.
It will be interesting to see whether Arsenal will make their move during the summer transfer window.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.