Everton in race to sign young Serie A striker who has just scored a remarkable hat-trick

Denmark’s Rasmus Hojlund made a stunning debut in his senior international career, scoring a hat-trick to help his team beat Finland 3-1 in their first qualifier for EURO 2024.

As reports the FTT, Hojlund currently plays for Atalanta, and has contributed to 10 goals in a total of 25 games across all competitions for the club this season, after transferring from Austrian club Sturm Graz, where he had scored nine times and provided three assists.

Everton is reportedly in the race for Hojlund’s signature this summer, alongside Newcastle United and Arsenal. Tutto Atalanta, an Italian news outlet, has reported that many European teams are also interested in the young talent, and a potential bidding war for him is expected to start at €40-45m.

It is unlikely that Everton will be able to secure the signing of Hojlund this summer, particularly if they are relegated from the Premier League. Hojlund has been described as a “beast” by football talent scout Jacek Kulig and has drawn comparisons to Erling Haaland, while Mike Grella has stated that he has more to offer than the current top scorer in the Premier League.

Hojlund’s impressive display against Finland showcased his well-rounded abilities, as he not only scored a hat-trick but also made two key passes and dribbles, and won three aerial duels. Given the number of teams interested in him, Everton would face stiff competition.