Newcastle: £30m star would be 'top signing' at St James' Park

Newcastle United luring Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg away from Tottenham this summer would be a good piece of business, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.

Hojbjerg has spent the last two seasons at Spurs, but Newcastle could look to bring him to St James’ Park in the coming months.

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The 26-year-old arrived at Tottenham from Southampton in August 2020, and has racked up almost 100 appearances for the north London club already, becoming a key part of their starting line-up.

However, backed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), Newcastle look set to spend big this summer, and they have been linked with a move for the Danish midfielder.

According to The Mirror, Hojbjerg is high on Eddie Howe’s target list at Newcastle, with the Magpies willing to spend £30m on the 54-cap international.

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What has O’Rourke said about Hojbjerg potentially joining Newcastle?

Hojbjerg has built up plenty of experience over the past six years in the Premier League, firstly at Southampton, and now at Spurs.

With this in mind, O’Rourke thinks he would be a fine addition to Newcastle’s squad as they look to continue to move in the right direction after a positive second half of the season.

He told GIVEMESPORT: “For Newcastle, this ambitious project, they want to continue to improve the squad, and somebody like a Hojbjerg would be a really good signing for them right now.

“He’s got lots of experience from his time at Southampton as well. So, Eddie Howe has done his homework on Hojbjerg, and I’m sure if he was to get him it would be a top signing for Newcastle.”

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Would Hojbjerg further strengthen Newcastle’s midfield?

At the start of the current campaign, Newcastle’s midfield looked to be a potential weak area of the team.

The Magpies began the season in dismal form, and part of their problem was not being able to control games in the middle of the park.

However, since Howe arrived, he has dramatically turned things around. Joelinton appears to be a completely different player after dropping into a deeper position, while Jonjo Shelvey has been playing his best football in some time as well.

Furthermore, Joe Willock seems to be growing in confidence, and January signing Bruno Guimaraes has settled in quickly and is now almost indispensable.

It would be fair to say that Howe has some healthy options in midfield, and bringing in Hojbjerg would only strengthen this position.

He made a European Championships semi-final last year with Denmark, and he has also played in the Champions League and Europa League during his career.

This is the level that Newcastle want to reach in the not-too-distant future, and if they can land Hojbjerg, he could help them achieve their target in the next couple of seasons.

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