It appears that Tottenham Hotspur are finally edging closer to a deal for long-term target Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg of Southampton.
The Dane has been linked with Spurs since January and with his contract expiring in a year’s time, Tottenham appear to be on the cusp of securing a bargain.
As reported by The Telegraph, Spurs have agreed a £15 million fee for the player, despite Southampton’s £25 million valuation. But Hojbjerg’s determination to join Spurs and work with Jose Mourinho has left the Saints in an unenviable position and Tottenham with all the bargaining chips. Indeed, it must also be stated that the Daily Echo is suggesting no such agreement has yet been reached as Southampton stick to their asking price.
Tottenham are also set to do business with Southampton for Kyle Walker-Peters. The versatile full-back, on loan at St Mary’s, is set to head out in a £12 million deal.
Which would make this all a transfer coup for Tottenham.
Whilst many will doubt the impact Hojbjerg might have at Tottenham at what equates to a net spend of just £3 million, he could be an absolute bargain.
Of course, plenty will lament the departure of ‘KWP’ but despite his talent the England youth international has simply never managed to impress in the Spurs first-team.
Jose Mourinho is clearly of the opinion that Walker-Peters is dispensable and with a little over the bulk of his incoming fee going straight back to Tottenham for Hojbjerg the North London club are pulling off a great deal if these figures do end up proving final.