Amid the ongoing Harry Kane exit saga, Football Insider have lifted the lid on Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and his possible exit from north London this summer, with news emerging that Daniel Levy will have ‘no qualms‘ in selling him if the price is right.
The Lowdown: Spurs exodus?
Announced by the media that Kane wants to leave Tottenham, the Englishman hasn’t been the only one linked with a departure from N17.
Indeed, The Sun recently revealed that the likes of Tanguy Ndombele and Serge Aurier are considering their futures in north London.
Football Insider also reported that former Spurs manager Jose Mourinho is eyeing a move for Hojbjerg, with the same outlet now bringing a development on the story.
The Latest: Levy will have ‘no qualms’ selling Hojbjerg
As per Football Insider, Tottenham chairman Levy will have ‘no qualms’ selling the Danish midfield colossus if any suitors submit a large enough offer for him.
Playing every minute of the Premier League campaign under both Mourinho and interim boss Ryan Mason (WhoScored), Hojbjerg is one of the only Spurs players who have enjoyed a reputation-boosting season, meaning that Spurs could profit if they were to entertain large offers for the 25-year-old.
Football Insider claimed that Levy allegedly won’t have an issue selling if the price is right, and Hojbjerg is said to be valued by the Lilywhites at double his £15m transfer fee from Southampton. He is also one of the few players who could command a £25m-plus fee in the Tottenham squad.
Spurs apparently need to adopt a sell-to-buy policy this summer to fund marquee additions, especially after losing around £150m in stadium revenue from the lack of supporters in attendance during lockdown.
The Verdict: Take this with a pinch of salt…
Given Hojbjerg’s outstanding contribution for Spurs this season, we highly doubt that Levy is opening to selling the Dane for around £30m, especially with the Kane exit saga dominating discussion.
Having just signed him from Southampton last year, Hojbjerg has been an arguable shining light and Spurs’ best signing of last summer, completing the most successful passes (88.5%) out of any Tottenham player over 2020/21 (WhoScored).
He has also proved himself a brick wall in front of the back four, averaging 2.6 tackles and 1.3 interceptions per match in the Premier League (WhoScored). His former boss Mourinho was a very public admirer, lauding him a ‘phenomenal player’ with a ‘genius’ to his game (Goal).
Therefore, we believe that Spurs selling Hojbjerg is too farfetched a prospect for this year at least.
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