Reported midfield target directly responds to Tottenham links – ‘It’s a big club’

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Southampton midfielder, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, has now admitted that he has read about Tottenham’s reported interest in his services.

Hojbjerg has been an extremely consistent performer since arriving on the South Coast in 2016 from Bayern Munich.

Sky Sports reported in January that Spurs had made the hard-tackling midfielder one of their main targets in the summer after the Saints blocked a potential winter window move.

The Mirror (6 March, page 62) claimed that Spurs were ready to intensify their efforts to sign the Southampton star but needed to beat Leicester City to his signature.

The 24-year-old has now directly responded to the Spurs links but insisted that he is focussed on finishing the season strongly with Southampton.

When asked about Tottenham’s rumoured interest, Hojbjerg told Viaplay (as relayed by Danish publication BT): “It would be a lie to say I hadn’t read it. It’s a big club and I also think Christian Eriksen has positive memories from there.

“The most important thing is that I concentrate on Southampton and concentrate on that when the season starts again, I can continue where I left off. I wouldn’t mind knocking a few goals in.

“Whatever happens in the future, you have to take it as it comes.”

Spurs Web Opinion

I believe that the Southampton star can potentially be an excellent acquisition. He is the type of player we need at the moment and the fact that he comes with Premier League experience will mean that he can fit straight into the team.

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