Official: Tottenham sign Hojbjerg as Walker-Peters joins Southampton

Tottenham and Southampton have this evening confirmed the respective signings of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Kyle Walker-Peters.

Spurs switch

Reports linking Danish midfielder Hojbjerg with a move to north London had been rampant for several weeks now.

The 25-year-old has been plying his trade at St. Mary’s for 4 years, since joining Southampton from German giants Bayern Munich.

Recent seasons saw Hojbjerg go on to play an increasingly prominent role in the Saints’ ranks in the middle of the park, eventually resulting in Ralph Hasenhuttl naming the midfielder his side’s new captain in December of 2018.

After once again starring for Hasenhuttl’s outfit for the majority of this past campaign, however, relations between Hojbjerg and Southampton began to sour over recent months.

This eventually resulted in the Dane being stripped of Southampton’s captaincy, on the back of his refusal to put pen-to-paper on a new contract.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 30: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg of Southampton fouls Fernandinho of Manchester City and is sent off during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Manchester City at St Mary’s Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

This decision, in turn, saw speculation mount that Hojbjerg was set to move on this summer, with the likes of Everton and Manchester City tipped as potential landing spots.

It was another Premier League outfit, though, long viewed as the frontrunners for the former Bayern youngster.

The side in question? Tottenham.

Jose Mourinho is known to be on the lookout for reinforcements at the base of his side’s midfield this summer, with Hojbjerg evidently viewed as the ideal addition.

And, as outlined above, the Spurs boss now officially has his man.

In an announcement across the club’s social media platforms this evening, the north Londoners have confirmed Hojbjerg’s arrival, on a 5-year deal.

Tottenham are reported to have forked over a sum of around £17 million to secure the Dane’s signature.

KWP staying put

Hojbjerg’s move, however, is not the only piece of business to have been completed between Spurs and Southampton today.

In a further announcement this evening, Kyle Walker-Peters’ permanent switch to St. Mary’s has also been confirmed.

English full-back Walker-Peters impressed during a loan stint with Ralph Hasenhuttl’s outfit over the 2nd-half of this past season, with the Saints having made use of Tottenham’s Hojbjerg interest to carve out a deal of their own for the 23-year-old.

Walker-Peters, who is thought to have set Southampton back a fee close to £12 million, has penned a contract through to 2025.

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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