Noel Whelan has claimed that it might make sense for Tottenham Hotspur to cash in on Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg this summer.
Of the seven players who arrived through the door at Tottenham during last summer’s transfer window, Hojbjerg has arguably been the one that has stood out.
The midfielder has played every minute of the club’s Premier League campaign but, like most of the players his the squad, his form dipped considerably in the final few months of the campaign.
In fact, some reports have claimed that Tottenham are open to selling the Dane after just one season if they can double the £15m they paid for him last summer.
Whelan insisted that selling Hojbjerg might make sense for Spurs despite the fact that the midfielder has enjoyed a solid first season for the club.
The pundit admitted that the 25-year-old has always struck him as a stereotypical Mourinho signing and claimed that he was very much replaceable.
When asked whether it would make sense for Spurs to sell Hojbjerg, the former Leeds United striker told Football Insider: “If you can bring money into a club and make money on a player that’s been there a year, then absolutely it’s good business.
“You’ve then also got to think is he a player that is going to be that important to you. If not, then let him go.
“I didn’t really feel he was a Tottenham player to begin with. Really, I thought he’s probably a Jose Mourinho player.
“I don’t think too many Tottenham fans were going to be licking their lips of the thought of that one. You’ve also got players that can still play that position.
“He’s not going to be a massive loss for Tottenham, in my opinion.
“He’s a solid player but if it’s Jose’s player he brought in and he still wants him, then I would be open to negotiations. You can replace a Hojbjerg.”
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I do not think that the club would be looking at Hojbjerg as one of the players who they can use to raise funds this summer. Fatigue could well have been the main reason the midfielder’s form dipped in the final few months and so one cannot judge his performances too harshly. The only way I can see Hojbjerg being sold is if the new manager who arrives decides that the 25-year-old does not fit into his system.
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