There have been various contradictory reports doing the rounds involving Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s future over the last twenty-four hours.
It was initially reported that Everton were set to beat Tottenham to the midfielder’s signature after their £25million offer was accepted.
However, multiple reports since then have claimed that Spurs are still in negotiations with the Saints for Hojbjerg, with the 24-year-old said to prefer a move to the Lilywhites over the Toffees (talkSPORT).
Eurosport journalist, Calin Mates, has now given an update on how the Toffees latest offer has affected Tottenham’s pursuit of Hojbjerg.
Mates claims that Tottenham have so far only offered £15m + £4m in subsequent bonuses for the Denmark international.
It is revealed that Daniel Levy was hoping to have a deal tied up for £20m this summer but Everton’s £25m offer has complicated matters.
Tottenham will now reportedly have to match the Toffees offer to get their man.
Mates also reveals that Southampton want any discussions over a permanent deal for Kyle Walker-Peters to be completely divorced from the negotiations for Hojbjerg.
Saints already have the bid they wanted – £25m from Everton for a player entering his final contract year and who refused a new deal.
Levy was hoping £20m was going to get the deal over the line but this #EFC has disrupted his plans. We’ll see how it ends.
— Calin Mates (@CMatesUK) July 22, 2020
Spurs Web Opinion
I do not see how it would be in Tottenham’s interest to divorce the two negotiations (Walker-Peters and Hojbjerg). Surely, the Spurs loanee would have many potential suitors this summer on the back of the performances he has put in at St Mary’s since the restart. If Southampton want to sign the defender, then Levy will expect to get some concessions in the Hojbjerg deal.
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