Tottenham are ready to make their first official offer for Southampton captain Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, according to the Daily Star.

Hojbjerg has been heavily linked with a move to Spurs since Sky Sports first broke news of Jose Mourinho’s interest back in January. Last month we relayed a Telegraph story claiming a final decision on pursuing Hojbjerg this summer was yet to be made. But now it seems the Londoners are ready to turn their interest into a bonafide pursuit.

The Star reports that Tottenham are ‘poised to make an opening bid’ for Hojbjerg, who has been told he can leave by Southampton. However, Spurs could apparently face competition from Everton for the 24-year-old’s signature.

Both suitors are said to be unwilling to pay the £35 million Southampton asked for back in the January transfer window. That makes sense because the Saints skipper only has one year left on his contract.

If Tottenham can’t get Southampton to come down on their price, perhaps Daniel Levy will try to use Kyle Walker-Peters – currently on loan at St. Mary’s – as a bargaining chip.



  1. If £10m is too much for Fraser Forster, an established star who has excelled at Celtic, because he isn’t in Saints first team, as is being claimed in Scotland, then KWP is worth much less. Unproven, not around Spurs’ first and untested at Saints. £3-5m tops.
    Anyway, will the BoE let Spurs blow £30m plus having borrowed to survive?

  2. Why do you think Spurs borrowed to survive?.
    They borrowed because their own money was invested in higher earning projects.
    All borrowings by clubs will be legalised under fifa as it is because of Covid and not overspending.

  3. […] In recent weeks Spurs have been heavily linked with Hojbjerg, who looks set to leave St Mary’s this summer a year before his contract expires. The captain’s armband was taken from him and given to James Ward-Prowse for Southampton’s win at Norwich City on Friday, and the Daily Star recently claimed Tottenham are ready to make their first offer. […]


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