Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. Fabrizio Romano broke the news that Spurs had beaten off competition from Everton to land the Denmark international, while The Athletic’s David Ornstein adds that Jose Mourinho’s side have secured Hojbjerg on a five-year contract for an initial fee of £15 million, rising to £19 million.
Tottenham Hotspur to Complete Signing of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg
Medical to Take Place Soon
While the agreement is in place for Hojbjerg to make the switch to Spurs, he is yet to have his medical. Ornstein reports that this will take place next week, and should that be a success, he will become Mourinho’s first signing of the summer.
What Spurs are Getting in Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg
Bringing in Hojbjerg adds another leader to the Spurs squad. The Dane had been the captain at Southampton before he had it taken off of him by manager Ralph Hasenhuttl when he informed the club that he would not be signing a new contract.
For a relatively small fee of £15 million, too, this is a shrewd piece of business from Spurs. Hojbjerg has four years of Premier League experience, having joined the Saints from Bayern Munich in 2016.
The 25-year-old is also an experienced international, having played 33 times for his country. Despite this, he did not make Denmark’s 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Walker-Peters Likely to Go the Other Way
Although not as far advanced, defender Kyle Walker-Peters is still expected to move the other way between the clubs in a seperate deal.
It is thought, according to Mike McGrath of The Telegraph, that the deal for the right-back will be worth about £12 million.
The 23-year-old joined Southampton on loan in January from Spurs and impressed the Saints enough for them to pursue a permanent deal.