Journalist Paul Brown is certain that Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg will not be at Tottenham Hotspur for the start of next season, insisting that the Lilywhites were open to selling the midfielder for the right fee during the last two transfer windows.
During the January window, Hojbjerg was mooted as a target for the likes of Juventus (Gazzetta dello Sport), Ajax (The Athletic) and Napoli (Gianluca Di Marzio) but in the end, the midfielder did not come particularly close to departing the club.
With Ange Postecoglou now having a fully fit midfield to choose from, the Dane might find starts hard to come by over the next few months but he is still a valuable option for the Australian to have on the bench, particularly if his side is looking to see out a victory.
The speculation over the 28-year-old’s future has continued since the closure of the January window, with Il Bianconero reporting last week that Juve are contemplating revisiting a move for the former Southampton man next summer.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is on the way out this summer
The outlet claimed that Hojbjerg is certain to leave the North London club if Postecoglou is still in charge in the summer, and that is an opinion that is very much shared by Brown.
The journalist told GiveMeSport: “I think Hojbjerg is almost certain to leave Tottenham in the summer. He’s been available for the right price in the last two windows. He is willing to move on if a new challenge arises.
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“He is not the first choice in his position, and at this stage of his career, I think he wants to be playing somewhere where he can start week-to-week.
“Three or four massive clubs have been sniffing around him for the last few months, and I think he would jump at the chance to join. None of them were willing to do a permanent deal for the kind of money that Spurs wanted.
“They were looking at loans primarily, which is not of interest to Tottenham. But I think in the summer that might change. His price will drop slightly because his contract has less time to run, and I think he will likely leave.”
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Hojbjerg will have just a year left on his contract at the end of the season and it does not take a genius to predict that this will be the Dane’s final season at Tottenham. Given the struggles Oliver Skipp has had to get game time, the Englishman might also be out of the door in the summer.