Paris Saint-Germain's pursuit of a top striker this summer has hit a roadblock as Rasmus Hojlund's transfer to Manchester United has been confirmed.
The 20-year-old Danish striker, who had an impressive season with Atalanta of the Italian top-flight division, had attracted interest from PSG and Manchester United.
However, Hojlund's heart was set on joining the Red Devils, making PSG's efforts futile even though the French champions attempted a last-minute steal.
The agreement between Atalanta and Manchester United has been widely reported by reliable sources like Fabrizio Romano, The Athletic, and Sky Sports. The transfer fee for Hojlund is set at €75m, with an additional €10m in potential bonuses.
The young striker is expected to sign a five-year contract with Manchester United, binding him to the club until June 2028.
With this path already closed, PSG will now have to explore other options to secure a top striker for their squad.
They have a little over a month left in the transfer window to find a suitable addition to their attacking lineup.
Hugo Ekitike, who performed well during the preparation with two goals and an assist in two matches, could be a viable option for PSG, given the uncertainties surrounding their attack for the 2023-2024 season under the management of Luis Enrique, but after a rather disappointing first season in France last year it's doubtful he will end up taking on the first-team striker role.