Tottenham Hotspur have now officially announced the signing of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton, the club’s first senior deal of the summer.
This comes after four successful seasons with the Saints in the Premier League in which Hojbjerg racked up 134 appearances and five goals (Wikipedia).
Hojbjerg began his senior career in the Bayern Munich II reserve side, plying his trade for two seasons as a youngster before breaking into the senior set-up.
Still a teenager, the Danish midfielder made his debut in 2013, remaining at Bayern for four seasons including two loan spells out to Bundesliga sides Augsburg and Schalke.
Hojbjerg was technically part of the Bayern squads that won back-to-back Bundesliga titles in 2012/13 and 2013/14, as well as the Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup in 2013 (Wikipedia).
The midfielder eventually moved to Southampton in 2016 and quickly became captain at St Mary’s, all while racking up 33 appearances and three goals for his country of Denmark.
Spurs Web Opinion:
It may not get many bums off seats, but this is a huge signing for Spurs. Hojbjerg is finally the replacement Spurs needed to fill the defensive void of prime Wanyama and Mousa Dembele. I believe that it will also unlock the potential of Lo Celso, Dele, and Ndombele under Mourinho.
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