Flies to Manchester’: INEOS close to first Man Utd signing as star heads to England – report

Manchester United target and Bologna hotshot Joshua Zirkzee is set to fly to England to finally put pen to paper on a move to Old Trafford, according to Italian publication TuttoMercatoWeb, after a five-year deal was agreed in recent weeks.

Rasmus Hojlund, who was signed last summer for £72 million, was Erik ten Hag’s go-to guy in the solitary striker berth last season and notched a club-best goal tally of 16 with Bruno Fernandes one goal shy of the Dane’s haul.

The imposing, yet elegant, striker enjoyed a fruitful campaign with the Serie A club, notching 12 goals and seven assists in all competitions. A positive return for the youngster, much of his influence comes from the intangible aspects of his game.

According to TuttoMercatoWeb, Zirkzee’s move to Manchester United is reaching its end with both parties currently in direct contact, hoping to iron out the finer details of the 2001-born ace’s deal in the coming days. The headline of the report reads: “Zirkzee flies to Manchester”.

Zirkzee, 23, and the Netherlands crashed out of Euro 2024 at the hands of England in the semi-finals and that in itself has sped up the prospective switch.

The Athletic’s David Ornstein recently reported that Manchester United’s ability to agree personal terms and Zirkzee’s sizeable agent commission meant that a deal has progressed quickly. The journalist suggested that the 13-time Premier League champions are ‘working to finalise’ the deal.

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