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Tottenham Hotspur: Journalist shuts down transfer talks

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Journalist Paul Brown has said that he would be very surprised if Antonio Conte let Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg leave in the summer transfer window.

Newcastle United are reportedly interested in Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, with the fee rumoured to be in the region of £30 million for his services. The Danish international joined the North London club in 2020, after impressing for four years at fellow Premier League side Southampton.

Hojbjerg has been a mainstay in the Spurs side since he joined, in the two seasons at the club, he has barely missed a game whilst featuring 97 times in all competitions.

With the reports that Newcastle are interested in signing Hojbjerg, Paul Brown spoke to GiveMeSport and highlighted that Conte would be upset to see him go.

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“I’m pretty sure that Conte wouldn’t want him to go, so there’d be a bit of a fight on, I think, for Newcastle to get him.

You have to wonder where Spurs are going in the transfer market and what exactly Conte wants them to do in midfield because I think in the same way that West Ham want a centre-back and a striker; I think those are the two positions that Spurs want as well.

“So, I’d be very surprised if Conte was to allow that to happen; I think he would be upset if Spurs did it,” Brown said.

TIF Thoughts on Paul Brown’s comments…

There have been reports and claims that suggests Hojbjerg could be on his way out of Tottenham, but Paul Brown now thinks that Conte won’t want that, despite him claiming that he may be a shock exit.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has been a key performer this term for Spurs, in the Premier League, he has the third most amount of tackles on average per game (2.3), the most amount of accurate passes on average per game (62.2), and the second most amount of interceptions on average per game (1.3), as per Sofascore, so you can understand why Conte may be upset at losing the midfielder. Especially as he is an ‘important’ member in the side.

Spurs currently sit fifth in the Premier League but are just two points behind Arsenal and they have to play the Gunners in one of their remaining games, so if Conte’s side do qualify for the Champions League ahead of next season, then perhaps Hojbjerg wouldn’t even think of departing.

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