Tottenham are very close to signing Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, according to multiple reports.
Two of football’s most reliable journalists when it comes to transfers, David Ornstein and Fabrizio Romano, claim Spurs have now agreed a £15 million fee with Southampton. Ornstein adds the fee could rise to £19 million.
Tottenham signing Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Højbjerg on a 5yr contract for £15m rising to £19m. 25yo will undergo medical at beginning of next week before completing deal to become Jose Mourinho’s 1st summer recruit @TheAthleticUK #THFC #SaintsFC https://t.co/Y7xnija4b4
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) August 6, 2020
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 6, 2020
Hojbjerg has apparently agreed a five-year contract and will undergo his medical at the beginning of next week. But how much will he be earning at Tottenham?
Football Insider believes the Denmark international has secured a salary worth £100,000 per week and a ‘multi-million pound signing-on fee’.
A few years ago that would have seemed a huge amount, but £100,000 is probably now par for the course for a midfielder at a club towards the top end of the Premier League table.
Hojbjerg is like to be a regular starter for Spurs, replacing either Harry Winks or Moussa Sissoko to provide support for Giovani Lo Celso in central midfield.
With that in mind, he is probably worthy of those wages and could prove to be a coup at just £15 million.