Journalist Dean Jones has suggested that Tottenham could be open to selling Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg this summer and remarked that the prospect of the midfielder moving to Chelsea cannot be ruled out.
Although Hojbjerg has been a near-ever-present in Spurs’ midfield for the entirety of the season, he has come under criticism from sections of the fan base for some of his performances over recent months.
The 27-year-old has two years left to run in his contract at Tottenham (Transfermarkt) and it was suggested back in November of last year by Football Insider that Spurs were set to offer him a new deal as Antonio Conte considered the Dane to be ‘instrumental’ to the team.
However, Conte departed the club not too long after and the contract offer seemingly never arrived for the midfielder.
It was even asserted by Fichajes last week that Hojbjerg had emerged as a target for Chelsea this summer, with Mauricio Pochettino alleged to have asked the Blues hierarchy to snap up the Spurs man.
When asked about the possibility of Hojbjerg moving to Chelsea this summer, Jones has now told GiveMeSport: “Hojbjerg’s own future does seem a little unstable at Tottenham, so maybe he is up for grabs.
“I can understand there would be concerns around this. If the interest was genuine, then you’ve got to trust the vision I guess.
“Pochettino is going to know from his time watching football in the past year who are the players who are going to work in different teams.
“Sometimes it’s the ones that seem very unobvious that are the ones they turn to.”
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While I do think that we can upgrade on Hojbjerg, I have no issues with keeping him around as a squad player.
His leadership skills are clearly valuable to the dressing room, which is why I would be surprised if Tottenham decide against offering the Dane a new contract.
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