Tottenham target Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has dropped a major hint about his future at Southampton, according to SPORT1 via the Daily Echo.
Hojbjerg has revealed he is looking for a move away from the Saints in the summer, as his dream is to win the Premier League and play in the Champions League.
Speaking to the German outlet, as transcribed by @thespursweb, the Danish international said “I know what I want, the club knows it too. I want to play at an even higher level than I am currently.”
He added “I’m not saying goodbye and I’m focused on my club, but my goal is very clear: I want to win the Premier League & the Champions League.”
After arriving at St Mary’s Stadium from Bayern Munich for £13.7m in 2016, the 24-year-old has played in 28 games for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men this season, creating 1 assist, making 2.4 tackles per game, averaging 1.5 interceptions, and completing 1.7 clearances (WhoScored).
Earlier this year, Sky Sports reported Spurs were lining up a bid for the Dane in the upcoming transfer window, as Jose Mourinho has identified the midfielder as a top priority.
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Whether or not Daniel Levy splashes the cash remains to be seen, but there is no doubt Hojbjerg’s comments will fill the board with confidence.
Naturally, lots of Spurs fans gushed over his “incredible” comments on social media, with one supporter suggesting he “ticks every box.”
Scroll through some of the glowing reactions down below…
If he can revive his 2017 form he'll be an incredible DM
Mourinho would get him to focus on the defensive aspect of his game again
— Mourinho's Spurs | #THFC (@watchtheMou) May 15, 2020
on my knees!
— – (@aimancoys) May 15, 2020
He sort of ticks every box for us for what we need. Good Age. Cheaper than what he would be. Knows the league. Good English.
— Jack Sullivan (@JackSul14594861) May 15, 2020
— Mark 🇭🇺 (@thfcmark__) May 15, 2020
Rate him highly. Spurs should make him a top target in summer.
— Bri Owen (@brianowen1979) May 15, 2020
José will do that for all of us
— 🏵️SAVVY SKIPP🏵️(🇸🇬) (@SkippSzn) May 15, 2020
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