Manchester United has finally made a striker signing.
The Red Devils announced on their official website on Friday (July 5), “We have signed Hoy Lun. He has signed until June 2028. There is also a one-year extension clause.” The club officially announced the signing.
United will play a preseason friendly against Reims at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, at 8:45 p.m. on May 5. Huilun will appear in front of the United fans before the match. Similar to the signing of Raphael Varane ahead of the 2021-22 season, United unveiled the signing in front of the fans. Hui Lun arrived in a Manchester United windbreaker and greeted the fans. The United fans welcomed him with a huge roar.
Hui Lun posed for a photo in the center of the stadium with the jersey emblazoned with his name. His jersey number has yet to be decided.
On March 30, Fabrizio Romano, a journalist who works for the British newspaper The Guardian and is known as an expert on the European transfer market, posted on his personal social media account, “Hui Lun is joining Manchester United. Just reached an agreement with Atalanta. The official paperwork will be finalized in the next 24 hours. Hoi Lun agreed to a five-year contract 10 days ago,” adding a “HERE WE GO” message, 메이저사이트 a sign of the finalization of the transfer process.
“United plan to unveil the signing before Saturday’s pre-season game against Reims at Old Trafford,” the statement continued. The deal is reportedly for a base transfer fee of £64 million, with a £8 million bonus clause.
Born in 2003, Hoi Lun is expected to be the next Elling Holland. A first-team regular since the 2021-22 season, he has risen through the ranks at Austrian side Sturm Graz and Italian Serie A side Atalanta. Like Holland, Höyrun is a big man at 6-foot-2, but his speed is his biggest strength. He is also left-footed and younger, born in 2003. Since his move to Atalanta, he has scored nine goals and provided four assists in 33 official games, making the future look promising.