Tottenham target summer Hojbjerg deal

Saints determined to keep hold of Denmark international midfielder in January transfer window

Last Updated: 30/01/20 3:38pm

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg won the Champions League with Bayern Munich before moving to Southampton in 2016
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg won the Champions League with Bayern Munich before moving to Southampton in 2016

Tottenham have made Southampton captain Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg one of their top targets for the summer.

Two other Premier League teams, Arsenal and Everton, are also understood to be keen on the former Bayern Munich midfielder.

The Denmark international has not extended his present contract, which runs out in the summer of 2021, prompting efforts to explore whether a move could be agreed in this window.

Hojbjerg has played a pivotal role in Southampton’s recent revival and boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has been keen to keep his talisman – meaning a deal is now more likely in the summer.

The midfielder is a Champions League winner and four-time Bundesliga winner.

Last Thursday, Hasenhuttl said he had no intention of letting any players leave before the January transfer window shuts.

On the same day, Sky Italia‘s Gianluca Di Marzio flagged interest from Everton’s manager Carlo Ancelotti alongside a figure of £35m.

Hojbjerg joined Southampton from Bayern in 2016 on a five-year contract for an estimated £12.8m fee and has 26 international caps to his name.

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Source : Sky Sports