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New icon emerging in Manchester who is presently worth more than Bruno Fernandes

Manchester United

Wearing the red crest of Manchester over 200 times is an achievement in itself. Bruno Fernandes, along with having innumerable caps, leads United with his head held high. Since joining the club in 2019, the Portuguese international boasts about 80 goals to his name. In all rights, he is a legend. In the 23/24 season, Fernandes has ranked first in the squad for goals, assists, chances created, and shots in the PL. Despite all this, the current Man Utd squad celebrates a player whose worth is twice that of captain Bruno Fernandes, and that is none other than Rasmus Hojlund. Having just one season in Serie A and scoring nine goals, he attracted instant attention from the Man Utd board. Due to his crucial ball movements and quick rise, Hojlund was signed for a sum of 72 million. He filled in the spot where a lethal target man was missing. 

Transfer value of players in Man Utd: Hojlund ranks first

There were concerning jibes made at the Danish striker, who struggled to settle into the team initially. However, starting for a team like Manchester United is in itself a big pressure. Despite everything, Dane’s debut season is nothing short of impressive. Although failing to score until boxing day in the chilly winds of England, Hojlund secured five goals in the Champions League for Man Utd. Such performances were only a reflection of his thriving in the elite squad. The Danish striker ended his debut season as the club’s top scorer, scoring 16 goals in about 50 appearances. This is an initial indicator of Hojlund being able to fulfil the expectations.

Man Utd’s Most Valuable Players
PlayerValue
Rasmus Hojlund£85m
Alejandro Garnacho£85m
Marcus Rashford£68m
Diogo Dalot£51m
Kobbie Mainoo£51m
Bruno Fernandes£42.5m
Via CIES’ Football Observatory

According to CIES’ Football obsservatory, it is clear that Hojlund, along with Garnacho, is now the most valued player. He has toppled club legend and academy sensation Marcus Rashford. While the more shocking part is that Hojlund is two times more valuable than an inform Bruno Fernades. This only increases the Dane’s iconicity, not only in the club but in the English top flight too. This does not just end here. In a larger context, Hojlund holds a value of joint-third amongst Premier League strikers, only behind Haaland. Football creator Liam Canning has called the dane “THE REAL DEAL”. 

The gamble of buying a relatively unknown face for 72 million has fetched results of winning the jackpot. The increase in value of the young starlet only proves the point of this being a good investment. Although Manchester United’s nightmares aren’t totally over, solving the striker crisis might just be.

As featured on NewcastleUnitedNews.com

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