After weeks of speculation, Tottenham finally confirmed the signing of Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton on Tuesday evening for a reported fee of around £15m – with Spurs defender Kyle Walker-Peters moving in the opposite direction.
After completing his medical at Hotspur Way on Monday, the 24-year-old midfielder signed a five-year contract in north London, becoming Jose Mourinho’s first signing of the summer.
Hojbjerg has been brought in to provide extra protection for a Tottenham defence that conceded 47 Premier League goals last season – their worst return since 2014-2015 – and sit at the base of the midfield, letting the likes of Giovani Lo Celso and possibly Tanguy Ndombele flourish further forward.
The Danish midfielder is set to begin training with his new Spurs teammates at their Enfield training base on Monday, and is already excited at the prospect of playing for Tottenham.
“Let’s go @SpursOfficial,” Hojbjerg said on Instagram, photographed at the training ground, holding aloft the new home shirt for the 2020-2021 campaign.