Spurs closing in on £45m deal this summer

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Tottenham Hotspur are set to complete their first signing of the summer.

Spurs enjoyed a fine ending to the season under the management of Jose Mourinho as they managed to secure European football on the final day of the season.

A 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace was ultimately enough to give the north London club access to the Europa League.

While Spurs may have ended the season with an unbeaten run of six games, they struggled throughout the start of the campaign, ultimately leading to the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino.

And they are now looking to refresh and replenish their squad ahead of the 2020/21 season.

This is, of course, Mourinho’s first summer transfer window in charge, and he will be out to reshape his squad as he sees fit.

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A move for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has been in the offing for some time, with the former Southampton captain setting his heart on a move to north London.

GIVEMESPORT reported earlier this week that it was merely the structure of the payments from Spurs to the Saints holding up confirmation of the deal.

And it now appears that the deal has taken another step forward.

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Football Insider reports that Spurs have agreed to pay £45 million in total for Hojbjerg.

They will pay an initial £15m for the defensive midfielder, with potential add-ons totalling £4m.

Spurs will then hand the Denmark international a five-year contract worth £100,000-per-week.

Hojbjerg will also be handed a multi-million pound signing-on fee, meaning that Spurs have committed to nearly £50m for the 25-year-old.

GIVEMESPORT’S Harry Sherlock says…

This is such an important signing for Spurs.

They have seen Tanguy Ndombele struggle with form and fitness issues throughout the campaign, to the point where GMS understands that Mourinho and Daniel Levy are at loggerheads over the player’s future.

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Bringing in Hojbjerg would allow the France international the opportunity to thrive, with a proper anchor man behind him.

It will also give Giovani Lo Celso more freedom to roam and create in the final third.

Mourinho has clearly identified the Saints man as a key signing, and he will be just that once he ends up in north London.

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