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Report: Spurs agree fee for 25-year-old enforcer deemed a ‘great leader’

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Report: Spurs agree fee for 25-year-old enforcer deemed a ‘great leader’

Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton have reportedly agreed a fee for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, according to BBC Sport.

The former Saints captain had been linked with Jose Mourinho’s side for a number of months, with speculation increasing in recent days.

As reported by the outlet, Tottenham initially fell short of Southampton’s £25million valuation of the Denmark international midfielder.

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Now, BBC Sport claims that the fee agreed is “a lot more” than Spurs’ initial £15million offer, but still less than the £25million that the St Mary’s side was after.

Hojbjerg, 25, joined Southampton from Bayern Munich in the summer of 2016 for a reported £12.8million (BBC Sport), where he has made 134 appearances in all competitions.


Prior to his Saints switch, he had been at Bayern since moving from Brondby in 2012, and has won four Bundesliga titles, three German Cups and a Club World Cup with the German club.

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Hojbjerg is a high-calibre player with an impressive CV, a dynamic, tenacious midfielder with great passing, vision, an eye for goal and leadership skills, as proven by his captain’s armband at Premier League level.

Indeed, Southampton teammate Angus Gunn has previously deemed him a “great leader” and “great player to have in the dressing room” (Daily Echo).

Now it finally seems as though there has been a major breakthrough and, along with Spurs getting themselves a good player, it could also pave the way for Kyle Walker-Peters to join the Saints.

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