Journalist Paul Brown has highlighted that Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg might be set for a shock exit away from Spurs in the summer.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg signed for Tottenham Hotspur in 2020 from Southampton but he has recently been linked with a move away from the club, with Newcastle United reportedly showing interest in his services, and the fee is set to be around the £30 million mark.
With the Denmark international being linked with a move away from the club, just two seasons after signing, Paul Brown highlighted to GiveMeSport that he has not been as important as he initially was under Antonio Conte.
“It would be a shock summer exit, but I think he’s become slightly less important in the Conte system over the last few weeks than he was at the beginning,” Brown said.
Do you think Hojbjerg will leave in the summer?
TIF Thoughts on Paul Brown’s comments…
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has been valued at £36 million and has been impressive in terms of stats this season for his side. In the Premier League for Spurs, he has the 5th highest average player rating (7.17), the most average accurate passes per game (62.2), and has the 2nd most amount of interceptions on average per game (1.3), as per Sofascore, so it comes as some surprise that he could potentially leave.
Spurs are still well amongst the race for the top four, but they have recently seen it slip out of their hands, as they now sit 5th in the Premier League, two points behind their rivals Arsenal, and with the North London derby coming up, that is a must-win game for them.
If Spurs do manage to qualify for the Champions League for next season, then that would likely be enough to keep Hojbjerg at the club, but he could be more inclined to exit if they don’t succeed in qualification. Although, a move to Newcastle wouldn’t suggest that he’s searching for Champions League, more perhaps the ambition of the club and the possible pay day he may be able to get at St James’ Park.