In an exclusive interview with This Is Futbol, former Tottenham player Paul Stewart has warned Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg joining AS Roma would not be a step up.
The 25-year-old midfielder has been linked with a move to the Stadio Olimpico following Jose Mourinho’s appointment as Giallorossi boss.
Will Mourinho get his hands on Hojbjerg?
Hojbjerg was an ever-present for Mourinho, making it no surprise that the Portuguese manager wants to bring him to Italy.
Stewart, however, has urged the £31.5m-rated Denmark international to think twice before rushing off to Rome.
“I’m not so sure Hojbjerg going to Roma is a step up for him,” the ex-Tottenham man exclusively told TIF.
“You would think if Hojbjerg was to leave, then he’d want to go to a team that’s competing at Champions League level and a team that you can win trophies at. I think Roma are much the same level as Spurs at the moment.”
In a disappointing season for Tottenham, Hojbjerg was easily one of the better performers.
The former Southampton player averaged 2.6 tackles per league game, the second-highest average in Tottenham’s squad, and 1.3 interceptions, more than any other Spurs midfielder (via WhoScored).
If Mourinho is looking to add some steel to his Roma midfield, then Hojbjerg would certainly be a good place to start.