Tottenham seal Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg deal as financial details emerge

A host of reliable sources have this evening confirmed that a deal between Tottenham and Southampton over Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has been agreed.

Spurs bound

Reports linking Danish midfielder Hojbjerg with a move to north London have 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 is another Premier League outfit, though, who have long been 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 seemingly viewed as the ideal addition.

And, as outlined above, according to a whole host of top-tier sources this evening, Spurs have secured their man.

Southampton are understood to have accepted a bid from the Lilywhites, with an official announcement now seemingly imminent:

KWP to St. Mary’s

An insight into the financial details of the deal have since also been forthcoming tonight.

David Ornstein of the Athletic reports that Southampton are set to receive £15 million up front, plus a potential further £4 million in bonuses:

Spurs reporter Dan Kilpatrick, meanwhile, suggests that Kyle Walker-Peters, who enjoyed a fruitful 2nd half to the season on loan at St. Mary’s, looks set to join Southampton on a permanent basis, meaning Spurs will effectively be forking over just £3 million, plus their out-of-favour stopper, for Hojbjerg.

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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