Tottenham Hotspur may offer Kyle Walker-Peters as part of an exchange for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, according to Football Insider.
Earlier this year, Sky Sports revealed that Jose Mourinho has identified Hojbjerg at the top of his transfer shortlist, and Spurs are prepared to make a bid for the Southampton skipper in the summer.
However, circumstances have now changed and Mourinho is well aware he will be hampered by a restricted budget in the transfer market due to the coronavirus pandemic. Regardless, a source told Football Insider that the board are exploring all avenues to sign the Danish international.
Walker-Peters is considered surplus to requirements after taking a potshot at the Portuguese in an interview with Southampton’s official website and he has been on loan at St Mary’s Stadium since January.
The 23-year-old has only played in one game under Mourinho and therefore a trade makes sense, as the Lilywhites would benefit from Hojbjerg’s wealth of experience in the Premier League. Indeed, the 24-year-old’s strengths lie in fighting for possession, as he is a strong threat in the air and intercepts passes.
As expected, many Spurs fans gushed over the club’s “decent” plans, with one supporter dubbing the proposed swap deal a “no brainer,” and another adding that Daniel Levy should “give them Aurier” as well.
Scroll through some of the best reactions so far…
— Eren (@erenn230) May 25, 2020
About time lol
— Spurz (@SpursTransfer10) May 25, 2020
Considering PEH’s contract situation i reckon 10-15 mil and KWP could do it
RB is also one of Southamptons biggest problem positions KWP would offer great competition to Valery and southampton could probaly keep Ings with that sale
DO IT LEVY SIGN HIM UP
— Nicklas Dauer (@DauerNicklas) May 25, 2020
Decent trade plus money im sure.
— Kez (@12Kez12) May 25, 2020
Considering both teams have financial problems this deal could be a no-brainer
— FCUpdate (@JiKdrop) May 25, 2020
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