Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly set to open talks with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg over a potential new contract.
The Lowdown: Spurs’ recent contract extensions
The north London club have seen the likes of Son Heung-min, Hugo Lloris and Ben Davies all sign contract extensions with the Lilywhites over the past 18 months.
The club have also been reportedly looking to get Antonio Conte to pledge his future to Spurs by offering him a new deal. Now though, it appears that another player could be in line to get a new and improved contract at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The Latest: An improved deal for Hojbjerg
According to a recent report from Football Insider, Hojbjerg is set to be offered a pay hike as well as an extension to his current deal, which is set to expire in 2025.
The report also adds that the club are keen to tie the midfielder down to as Conte sees him as an important figure for his side.
The Verdict: A positive move for Spurs
Since joining the north London club from Southampton back in 2020, the 27-year-old, who has been described as a “colossus” for Conte’s side by journalist Andrew Gaffney, has made 122 appearances for Spurs across all competitions.
Across those appearances, the Danish international, who Gaffney also praised for his “sensational” performances for Spurs, has chipped in with nine goals and 13 assists.
Would you be happy to see Hojbjerg sign a new deal at Spurs?
This season has seen the £100k-per-week midfielder appear in all but one of Spurs’ games this season across all competitions, completing the full 90 minutes in the majority of them, which highlights just how vital he is for Conte.
With an overall performance rating of 7.07/10 from WhoScored, only three other Tottenham players have a higher rating than him, further showcasing how impressive the player has been for his side in the league this season.
Taking all of this into account, it’s easy to see why the club are looking to secure a contract extension for the former Southampton star.
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