Tottenham Hotspur had reportedly inquired about Rasmus Hojlund earlier in the summer transfer window, before the Danish striker eventually joined Manchester United.
Fabrizio Romano, a reputable transfer journalist, revealed this information in his latest YouTube video.
Tottenham’s interest in Hojlund was part of their search for a potential replacement for Harry Kane, who eventually transferred to Bayern Munich for a significant fee close to £100 million.
During the summer, Tottenham were linked with several strikers, including Gift Orban from Gent, Jonathan David from Lille, Mehdi Taremi from Porto, Romelu Lukaku, Dusan Vlahovic, and others.
However, their final choice for a striker was Brennan Johnson from Nottingham Forest, whom manager Ange Postecoglou admired and considered a “primary” target.
According to Romano, Tottenham inquired about Rasmus Hojlund’s availability in July and wanted to understand the conditions of a potential deal.
However, the move was not feasible at that time due to Kane not having been sold to Bayern Munich. The player himself was focused on a move to Manchester United, which was his dream transfer.
“There is another club, an English club and that club from what I’m hearing is Tottenham.”
“Tottenham, in July, asked for information on Rasmus Hojlund, they wanted to be informed on the conditions of the deal, also conditions of the deal player side. But it was not possible to proceed.
“First of all because Kane was not sold to Bayern and so Hojlund to Tottenham was only possible if they sold Kane to Bayern, something that happened later in the window in August, not in July.
“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.
“But Tottenham asked for information for Hojlund then when they sold Harry Kane to Bayern in their internal discussion they decided together with Ange Postecoglou after having more weeks of work to go for a different kind of player.
“So, a winger like Brennan Johnson who can also help in different positions and be a versatile player and go for a different kind of offensive player.”
Ultimately, United signed Hojlund for £72m, while Tottenham made a different decision regarding their striker signing, opting for Brennan Johnson after selling Harry Kane to Bayern Munich in August.
Johnson’s versatility and ability to play in various offensive positions made him an attractive choice for Postecoglou’s style of play.
Ange seems happy with the signing of Johnson as he is someone who fits his style of play.