Arsenal are closely monitoring Atalanta striker Rasmus Hojlund for a potential summer move, according to a report from Italy.
La Repubblica (via Football Italia) report that Arsenal and Real Madrid are both keeping a close eye on Atalanta’s Rasmus Hojlund, and they’re considering signing him at the end of the season.
Hojlund is a prominent name on Arsenal’s list of talents around Europe, according to the claims, and the Gunners have been scouting him in recent weeks.
The 20-year-old has 13 goals in 29 games this season, in addition to five assists, after joining Atalanta from Sturm Graz at the start of the season.
Nine of his goal contributions have come in the 21 games (11 starts) he’s played for Atalanta following that move.
The youngster has been particularly impressive since the turn of the year, scoring five in eight Serie A fixtures since the return from the World Cup.
Though Hojlund didn’t feature with Denmark at the World Cup, he’s closing in on a spot with his national side. He made two appearances for Denmark in September, and his current form would suggest there are more chances to come.
Arsenal have a lot of attacking talent at the moment, with Gabriel Jesus, Eddie Nketiah, and Folarin Balogun to come back. You’d imagine one of them would have to leave for the club to sanction the signing of another striker.
Yet Hojland could offer something different to the rest, standing at 6’3″ with the kind of physicality Arsenal perhaps lack in that position.