Tottenham interested in Hojbjerg/Will wait until after pandemic before making final decision on midfielder – Telegraph

According to a recent report in the English media, a couple of Premier League sides are interested in Southampton’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

Hojbjerg’s Southampton stint

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has been plying his trade in the Premier League since 2016.

The Dane joined Southampton from Bayern Munich for a fee believed to be in the region of £13m.

Since moving to St Mary’s, Hojbjerg has cemented himself as an integral member of the Saints’ midfield.

In total, the 33-time capped international has notched 129 appearances across all competitions for Southampton, in which he has scored five and assisted six.

2019/20, meanwhile, has been another impressive campaign thus far for the 24-year-old. As well as captaining his side, Hojbjerg has done a superb job of controlling Southampton’s play, connecting defence and attack with his wide range of passing and vision.

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 23: Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho looks on ahead of the Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at London Stadium on November 23, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Craig Mercer/MB Media/Getty Images)

Tottenham interested in Hojbjerg

But whilst Southampton are unlikely to be too keen to lose one of their standout stars, Hojbjerg has just over a year remaining on his current contract.

And unsurprisingly, the deep-lying midfielder appears to have garnered some transfer interest of late.

According to a recent report from the Telegraph, both Tottenham and Everton have an interest in the Southampton man.

However, the Telegraph also add that Spurs will wait until after the coronavirus pandemic before making a final decision on tabling an offer for Hojbjerg.

This comes just days after the Evening Standard claimed that Jose Mourinho will be limited to free transfers, loans and swap deals once the transfer window opens.

Hojbjerg himself recently discussed his links to Tottenham, but the Denmark international insisted that the most important thing is for him to concentrate on Southampton:

“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 when the season starts again, I can continue where I left off. Whatever happens in the future, you have to take it as it comes.”

Quotes via the Evening Standard.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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