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Transfer: Spurs close to signing Hojbjerg from Southampton

 

 

Tottenham are hopeful of concluding the £15million signing of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton this week after a breakthrough in talks.

Spurs defender Kyle Walker-Peters will go in the opposite direction in a separate deal worth £12m, after clearly impressing since being on loan at St Mary’s for the second half of the 2019-20 season.

Denmark international Hojbjerg had turned down the chance to move to Everton as he held out for Southampton to agree on terms with his favored club.

Tottenham are hopeful of concluding the £15million signing of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg this week

In a separate deal, Spurs defender Kyle Walker-Peters will move to Southampton for £12m

Hodbjerg turned down the chance to join Everton as he wanted to work with Jose Mourinho

The 24-year-old wanted to link up with Jose Mourinho and will provide the protection for his defense.

Southampton had wanted around £25m for Hojbjerg who has one year left on his contract.

They had rejected an earlier offer of £14m and had hoped to push the price higher amid Everton’s interest until Hojbjerg made it clear who he wished to join.

Hojbjerg has been at Southampton since signing in the summer of 2016 from Bayern Munich.

The Danish midfielder wanted a fresh challenge following four years at Southampton

Ditched as captain in June but a mainstay in a rejuvenated Saints outfit, the Dane was an integral member in Southampton’s steady and, in the end, the comfortable road to Premier League survival.

Meanwhile, Walker-Peters joins after originally moving to the south coast in January on loan.

Southampton has also been considering other options for the right-back, including Matty Cash of Nottingham Forest and West Ham’s Ryan Fredericks.

Walker-Peters clearly made an impression during his loan spell at Southampton this season

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