REPORT: Ralph Hasenhüttl Searching For Suitable Solution in Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg Situation

After various reports linking Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg with a move away from Southampton, Ralph Hasenhüttl has stated his desire to come up with a suitable “solution for all parties.”

The Saints midfielder failed to renew his contract earlier this year and, therefore, had his captaincy taken away. Both Tottenham and Everton have emerged as favourites for his signature so far with Hojbjerg reportedly keen on a move to Tottenham. 

Everton, too, according to Paul Joyce, have been in heavy pursuit of the Danish international, tabling a bid of £14 million.

Saints Search for Hojbjerg Solution 

Deal Dependent On Kyle Walker-Peters 

With Kyle Walker-Peters already on loan at Southampton, Spurs will reportedly attempt to use the young Englishman in a deal for Hojbjerg this summer, according to Dan Kilpatrick of the Evening Standard. The news comes as Spurs try to bargain down from the original asking price of £25 million. By using Walker-Peters in the deal, the price should drop down to a more suitable number for Spurs amid financial concerns in the coronavirus pandemic. 

After starts in a draw against Manchester United and a stunning victory against Manchester City, Southampton may be keen to keep hold Walker-Peters and finally solve their right-back problems. 

Competition From Everton 

Spurs face stiff competition for Hojbjerg’s signature, however, with Everton submitting a bid of £14 million, according to Paul Joyce. But, with the original asking price around the much higher £25 million mark, Everton will have to do a lot more to bring Hojbjerg to Merseyside this summer.

The attraction of Kyle Walker-Peters could well give Spurs the much needed upper hand over Everton, too, as they chase Hojbjerg’s signature.

It certainly looks as though Spurs are best positioned of the two sides to secure the signature of the Dane this summer. Southampton will have a big decision to make in the summer as Ralph Hasenhüttl continues to seek the ‘best solution for all parties’. 

The attraction of Kyle Walker-Peters could well give Spurs the much needed upper hand over Everton, too, as they chase Hojbjerg’s signature.

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