According to a report by a journalist from Foot Mercato, Tottenham Hotspur are currently working on a deal to bring Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg to North London in the summer.

The midfielder, who has just a year to run on his contract at St Mary’s, was stripped of his Southampton captaincy by manager Ralph Hasenhuttl after failing to sign a contract extension (The Independent).

However, the 24-year-old still started for Southampton’s in their first two games since the Premier League restart, although he missed the 3-1 win over Watford with an ankle injury.

Tottenham have been established as the favourites to land the Denmark international, with reports suggesting that the club could include Kyle Walker-Peters in a deal to bring Southampton’s asking price down (Football Insider).

Hojbjerg has already hinted that he is looking to leave the South Coast and play at a higher level (Sport 1).

It has now been claimed that Spurs are negotiating the transfer ahead of the summer transfer window. The Lilywhites have reportedly begun talks with Hojbjerg’s agent, Pini Zahavi, over bringing the midfielder to the club.

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This is one of those deals that makes sense for all three parties involved. However, Southampton might play hardball and look to get a bidding war going for Hojbjerg as they attempt to recoup as much as they can for him. Hopefully, Walker-Peters impresses enough during his loan spell at St Mary’s for Hasenhuttl to be keen on signing him permanently. That would give us a potentially huge bargaining chip in the deal for Hojbjerg.

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