Tottenham are interested in buying Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and will assess their options after the pandemic, according to The Daily Telegraph.
Hojbjerg has been at the top of Jose Mourinho’s list of targets for a while but Daniel Levy will work out the Portuguese’s budget in the summer.
Levy faces stiff competition from Premier League rivals Everton for the Southampton star, although the chairman has previously stated he is not looking to make new signings whilst football is at a standstill.
After arriving at St Mary’s Stadium for £13.5m from Bayern Munich, the 24-year-old has played 28 games in the Premier League for Ralph Hasenhuttl this term, creating 1 assist, making 2.4 tackles per game, averaging 1.5 interceptions, and successfully completing 1.7 clearances (via WhoScored).
In comparison, Harry Winks has made 23 appearances for Mourinho’s side in the English top flight, registering 1.3 tackles on average, attempting 1 interception, and providing 0.8 clearances per game this season (WhoScored).
Understandably, a whole number of Lilywhites took to social media to discuss Hojbjerg’s transfer update, with one fan suggesting he “starts ahead of Winks,” and another adding the Saints player is “classy.”
Take a look at some of the mixed reactions down below…
Very happy about this, we need some aggression
— Luke ⚪️ (@thfc_lukev2) May 7, 2020
Average player at best and typical of the kind of recruitment by this ownership. That and Willian on a free, enjoy
— Dan der vaart 👨👩👧 (@DTchupan) May 8, 2020
Classy player 👌 always rated him
— Ian Meadows (@ianmeds86) May 7, 2020
I’ll happily take him. Very good DM. Prem experience and he will be cheap due to his contract expiring next year.
— Sessegnon SZN (@ronster0302) May 7, 2020
What a midfield 3. I’d say it would be the best in the league apart from city
— SpursBert (@BertielMarie) May 7, 2020
The offer will probably be 2 million knowing that rat of a chairman….
— Dan (@ElCapitain82) May 7, 2020
He actually starts ahead of Winks, Dier and Sissoko. So would be happy with this
— Chris (@chrislh1990) May 7, 2020
He is a DM
Hard working tough tackeling and got a rocket of a right foot
He won’t cost much because his contract is up next year which would allow us to focus on other positions like RB, ST etc
— Nicklas Dauer (@DauerNicklas) May 7, 2020
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