Tottenham have confirmed the signing of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton.
According to multiple outlets, including Sky Sports, Spurs will pay £15 million plus bonuses for Hojbjerg, while Kyle Walker-Peters has move the other way after a successful loan spell at St Mary’s.
We have reached agreement with @SouthamptonFC for the permanent transfer of Kyle Walker-Peters.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 11, 2020
Hojbjerg has been one of Southampton’s standout players in recent seasons but was stripped of the club captaincy earlier this year having not signed a new contract.
With one year remaining on the midfielder’s deal, Tottenham pounced and announced Hojbjerg’s arrival on a five-year contract on Tuesday.
The Denmark international is expected to sit at the base of Spurs’ midfield, with Jose Mourinho seemingly aiming to provide more protection for the back four.
A midfield of Hojbjerg, Giovani Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele is an exciting prospect if the latter can put a difficult debut season behind him and settle in north London.
The likes of Harry Winks, Moussa Sissoko and Gedson Fernandes will all provide competition for the regular starters.
Following the announcement’s of Hojbjerg’s arrival, some Tottenham fans expressed their approval on Twitter. Here are some of the best reactions.
The best Pierre in North London… #COYS
— Talking THFC (@TalkingTHFC) August 11, 2020
THIS IS WHAT I HAVE NOTIFICATIONS ON FOR! pic.twitter.com/cSogVs6prs
— Hugo ✞ (@Hugo_Prods) August 11, 2020
HES HEREEEEDDD COYSSSS pic.twitter.com/aF43UNLxgZ
— Luke (@lUKE_c0ys) August 11, 2020
Been waiting all day for this!!! Welcome Pierre ? pic.twitter.com/LBiGsusDQf
— ??? (@EliteYid) August 11, 2020
YESSSS WELCOME PIEREE
— Hugo ? (@HugoTHFC) August 11, 2020
Good, on to the next one on the list! pic.twitter.com/ElyST0EBXy
— Henrik Karlsson (@5hk) August 11, 2020