Tottenham Hotspur would sell Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg to Newcastle United this summer if the right offer arrives, despite Daniel Levy being ‘furious’ with the club’s takeover last year, according to pundit Paddy Kenny.
The Lowdown: ‘Furious’ Levy
Earlier this week, it was claimed by The Mirror that the Magpies are looking to sign the 26-year-old for a fee believed to be in the region of £30m in the upcoming transfer window, with the report also suggesting that the midfielder would be allowed to leave the Lilywhites if a suitable offer came in.
However, when the takeover at St. James’ Park was completed last October, The Daily Mail reported that the Spurs chairman was “furious” and even made attempts to try and stop Newcastle agreeing a new sponsorship deal.
Regardless of this, the former Leeds United goalkeeper believes that the north London giants will still carry out business as usual with Eddie Howe’s outfit, as long as the price is right.
The Latest: All about finances
During a recent interview, Kenny told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild: “It’s all about the money at the end of the day.
“If Spurs want to get rid of Hojbjerg and Newcastle are the only club offering the money, they will sell, it’s as simple as that.
“You can talk about how you don’t like the takeover and how it might affect other clubs but I’m sure those clubs won’t turn down the money if it comes their way.
“Daniel Levy is the money man, he might be furious but it’s all talk, he might try and make Newcastle overpay but they aren’t stupid.
“Newcastle will walk away if he’s making ridiculous demands. So we will have to see with this one.
“But it’s not like Tottenham will never sell a player to Newcastle ever again, do you know what I mean? That’s not how football works.”
The Verdict: Conte surely wants to keep him
The Denmark international has been a regular feature in Antonio Conte’s starting XI this season, making 43 appearances in all competitions, scoring three goals and chipping in with four assists in that time, as per Transfermarkt.
Once dubbed as being a “phenomenal” player by ex-Spurs boss Jose Mourinho, it would be a huge loss if the 6-foot maestro was to depart Tottenham, especially to a big-spending Premier League rival looking to move up the ranks..
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