Tottenham face stiff competition for Southampton star Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg as Ajax have now entered the race, amid interest from Everton.
According to Voetbal International, Ajax are looking to steal a march on Spurs, as Hojbjerg has entered the final 12 months of his contract.
The Dane was stripped of the captaincy by Ralph Hasenhuttl after refusing to sign a new deal.
Spurs have been chasing the former Southampton captain for quite some time now, as Sky Sports revealed Jose Mourinho has made him one of his top targets in the summer.
The ex-Bayern Munich ace, who made 25 appearances for the Bundesliga champions, is represented by Pini Zahavi. His agent has been in discussions with the Lilywhites to hash out terms ahead of a potential move.
Mourinho has a strong relationship with Zahavi, which may make negotiations between the two clubs a whole lot easier.
The super-agent has been responsible for some of the biggest transfers in the world, as he helped to orchestrate Neymar’s world-record transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain.
However, it won’t be plain sailing for Spurs, as Hojbjerg has worked with Erik ten Haag during his time in charge of Bayern Munich’s reserves.
The 24-year-old has played 30 games in the Premier League for the Saints this season, supplying one assist, taking 1.4 shots per game, averaging 1.5 interceptions and successfully completing 1.6 clearances on average (WhoScored).
Ajax are convinced this could play a big factor in their attempts to persuade the midfielder to move away from the South Coast.
Spurs have struggled to fill the void ever since Mousa Dembele left for China. Tanguy Ndombele hasn’t worked out as well as intended, as the club’s record signing has been involved in a public dispute with Mourinho.
Hojbjerg is strong on the ball, reads the game well, and is a powerful threat in the air. All of these qualities are exactly what Spurs have been looking for lately, and Levy must make every effort to sign him, no matter the cost.
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