Report: Newcastle eyeing £30million summer move for Tottenham player

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Newcastle United are eyeing up a move for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, according to The Mirror.

The report claims that the Magpies have identified the Danish international as a summer transfer target in a £30million deal.

Hojbjerg joined Tottenham from Southampton for a fee in the region of £15million plus bonuses and penned a five-year contract (Sky Sports).

The 26-year-old had an impressive first season in north London under Jose Mourinho but now has increased competition from Rodrigo Bentancur and Oliver Skipp for a place in the starting eleven when all midfield options are fit.

The Mirror suggests that Tottenham could allow Hojbjerg to be moved on if the right offer is received with Antonio Conte looking to overhaul his squad at the end of the current campaign with another midfielder high up on his list along with another striker and potentially two new wing-backs.

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With Spurs’ homegrown quota potentially giving the club a headache this summer, they could very well decide to sell Hojbjerg ahead of Harry Winks to free up a spot within the squad for a new transfer target.

£30million would represent around a 50 percent profit for Tottenham for the Dane who on his day is a good player, but Spurs are craving a more rounded midfielder who has an eye to play a killer pass.

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