Fabrizio Romano says Spurs showed interest in £72m man who joined PL rivals

Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Tottenham explored a deal to sign Rasmus Hojlund earlier in the summer before the striker eventually signed for Manchester United.

Tottenham were linked with a whole host of centre-forwards this summer following the departure of Harry Kane, with Gent’s Gift Orban, Lille’s Jonathan David and Porto’s Mehdi Taremi being among those linked with moves to the North London club (CaugthOffside).

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However, instead of signing an out-and-out number nine to replace the England captain, Ange Postecoglou’s men secured the services of the versatile Brennan Johnson on transfer deadline day, with the Welshman joining what looks set to be a fluid Spurs frontline this season.

Romano has now revealed that Tottenham also enquired about the availability of Hojlund back in July after the Dane’s breakthrough season at Atalanta last term.

Man Utd eventually paid £72m for the 22-year-old, with the journalist explaining that Spurs were unable to push ahead with a move for the youngster without any clarity on Kane’s future.

Tottenham looked at a deal for Rasmus Hojlund

Romano said on his YouTube channel: “There is another club, an English club, and that club, from what I’m hearing, is Tottenham.

“Tottenham, in July, asked for information for Rasmus Hojlund, so they wanted to be informed of the conditions of the deal, the conditions of the deal also on the player side.

“But it was not possible to proceed. First of all, Kane was not sold yet to Bayern and so Hojlund to Tottenham was only possible in case they sold Kane to Bayern, something that happened later in the window in August, not in July. It was the month when they asked for information on Rasmus Hojlund.

“But it’s also important to mention that for the player, in that moment, it was something like, ‘Let me focus on United because my dream move is to Manchester United’.”

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It sounds like Tottenham’s interest in Hojlund never went past a preliminary stage. While the 20-year-old undoubtedly has plenty of potential, it would have been a huge risk for Spurs to shatter their transfer record on a player who is relatively unproven at the highest level.

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