Tottenham Hotspur have stepped up preparations for the summer transfer window if a new report from The Daily Star is anything to go by!
Indeed, Spurs are said to be ready to make an opening bid for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, the Southampton midfielder who is out of contract next summer.
The report states that Everton also hold an interest in signing the 24-year-old, but that Spurs could well secure his signature provided they make the right offer.
They were quoted £35 million in the January transfer window but Spurs are said to want a major reduction on that fee as they look to get a deal done.
The report states that Hojbjerg is open to a move to north London and manager Jose Mourinho is said to rate him highly as he looks to secure a defensive midfielder.
Inter Milan’s Matias Vecino has also been offered to the club but Mourinho would rather do a deal for the Saints skipper.
GIVEMESPORT’S Harry Sherlock says…
Defensive midfield reinforcements are desperately needed at Spurs.
The club only really have Eric Dier in that role following the departure of Victor Wanyama and his form has been patchy at best in recent months.
A move for Hojbjerg, a mobile midfield player who progresses the ball well and is strong in the tackle could be manna from heaven for Mourinho as he looks to reshape his squad this summer.
A £35m fee is steep, particularly given the impact of COVID-19 on Premier League finances, but one has to think that Spurs will be able to negotiate that down, especially given Hojbjerg’s contractual situation.
He would fill a gaping hole in the squad and likely slot straight into the starting XI if he does arrive; this is a deal that ought to be done, provided the funds are available.
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