Report: Mourinho left ‘shocked’ by PL giants’ approach for rumoured Spurs target

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Dom Le Roy

Transfer Expert Duncan Castles has revealed in the latest episode of The Transfer Window Podcast (as relayed by The Express) that Manchester City are looking to swoop for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg this summer.

Hojbjerg is reportedly a top midfield target for Tottenham this summer (Football Insider), with the midfielder himself going public with his intention to play at a higher level (Sport 1).

However, Duncan Castles has now revealed that Pep Guardiola has identified Hojbjerg as a candidate to bolster his midfield options.

It is said that the player knows Guardiola’s tactical systems well having worked with the Spaniard at Bayern and he is thus an attractive option for Man City.

It is said that Hojbjerg’s relationship with the City boss will give last season’s title winners an advantage over Spurs in the pursuit of the 24-year-old, who only has a year left to run on his deal at St Mary’s.

Mourinho has reportedly been left shocked by City’s attempts to sign his top midfield target while Daniel Levy is said to be unhappy that City have complicated what looked like a relatively low-cost solution in Hojbjerg.

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Hojbjerg could potentially be a very good fit for us and given the current financial scenario, I can see why the midfielder seems like an attractive proposition for the club. However, unlike many other Spurs fans, I am not convinced that he is the answer to our problems. His form for Southampton has been patchy for the last year or so and I don’t think it will be a major issue if we do miss out on him. There are other inexpensive options out there who have higher ceilings than Hojbjerg. The problem, of course, will be that they will come with an element of risk, especially if they do not have experience in the Premier League.

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