European giants Real Madrid are now eyeing a late move for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, according to a significant update.
The Lowdown: Spurs exits possible…
After sealing seven major summer signings, Lilywhites sporting director Fabio Paratici is now seemingly attempting to offload players as he aims to balance the books at Spurs.
Who should Spurs sign before the window shuts?
A world class centre-back
Giovani Lo Celso, Tanguy Ndombele, Joe Rodon and Steven Bergwijn are the most high-profile departures of the transfer window so far with the quartet completing moves away either on loan or permanently.
The Latest: Hojbjerg eyed by Real Madrid…
According to reports, the Denmark star has turned the Champions League holders’ heads amid their hunt for a Casemiro replacement in midfield.
The Telegraph claim that Carlo Ancelotti’s side are ‘considering a bid’ to sign ‘key player’ Hojbjerg with just under a fortnight of the transfer window remaining, and if he were to leave, Spurs manager Antonio Conte would surely demand a like-for-like heir.
The Verdict: Don’t do it…
Hojbjerg has thrived under Conte and proved himself to be an dependable, and often irreplaceable, presence in Tottenham’s midfield.
Only goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and star striker Harry Kane played more league minutes than the 27-year-old last term, highlighting his importance to Spurs, not to mention that he finished 2021/22 as their fifth-best performer by average match rating (WhoScored).
Called ‘sensational‘ by football writer Andrew Gaffney, letting Hojbjerg go so late in the summer could be a regrettable decision and a worry for Conte, regardless of the price that Real Madrid would be willing to pay.
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