Tottenham remain locked in talks with Southampton over a deal for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, according to the Guardian.

Earlier this week, we relayed a Daily Mail story claiming Spurs were set to re-open discussions with Southampton, who stripped Hojbjerg of the club captaincy earlier this summer when it became clear he would not sign a new contract.

With one year left on his current deal, Tottenham are apparently keen to pay less than the Saints’ current valuation – despite Everton already having a £25 million bid accepted, per the Telegraph.

The Guardian believes Spurs are still negotiating with Southampton but it remains unclear whether a deal will happen.

However, there is one deal that looks like it definitely won’t go through. The Guardian’s report adds that, despite interest, Tottenham have been told Roma will not sell Italian midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo to the Londoners this summer.

So, there’s good news and bad news for Spurs. It seems they are trying to get Hojbjerg over the line, but Zaniolo is a no-go. It will be interesting to see if Spurs now pursue an alternative attacking midfielder.



  1. Tbh neither really add anything to the team.
    First lets get rid of Aurier, Sissoko, Alli and Foyth and Rose. This alone would make us a better team.
    Walker-peters come back, and someone to back him up. And one world-class player.
    Every transfer window should just be 1 world class player coming in (or more if we can afford) rather than a bunch of good players who don’t win you anything.

  2. Average Spurs, not sure I agree about Dele and I think Hojberg would be the midfield steel we need- but the rest of it is spot on!

  3. Hojberg not that good, and not what we need. It`s not that we never spend money, it`s that we are buying the wrong players in the wrong positions. Let`s start with a couple of full backs that can actually defend…..then maybe look at someone who can create chances or Harry and the plethora of wingers we have at the club. Le Celso is the only one at the club who can do this, when he is not playing / off form / injured the lack of creativity is frightening. Also are the scouts looking at how likely the players we are signing will adapt to the pace and physicality of the Prem, and are they mentally tough enough?…..our club seems to spend millions on too many players who are unable to do this.

  4. As a Saints fan, I don’t see that he’s what you need. He’s not really a defensive midfielder but neither does he get forward that much. He may look class at Spurs, but equally could well be another who doesnt really make it. Virgil stood out like a sore thumb as class, while Pierre is just one of our better players. Even so, we’ve done better arguably when we dropped him (or he was injured, supposedly). I think you need strengthening elsewhere and Walker Peters looks pretty good to me – wouldn’t be selling him yet. Bit weak, but better than some at your club.

  5. I should add that a lot of Saints fans aren’t impressed by Pierre and are happy to see him go. I disagree as I think he’s decent. As I say, maybe he’s got another gear that will make him step up with more incentive.


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