Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is expected to be sold this summer according to transfer Insider Dean Jones.
It’s been previously reported that the qualities of the 27-year-old may not suit the style of play Ange Postecoglou wants to instill which has put a question mark on his future at the club.
He joined Spurs in 2020 after impressing the club with his performances for Southampton.
And since joining he has been one of Spurs most consistent and reliable players in the midfield.
But with him now reportedly not in Postecoglou’s plans, Spurs are looking to cash in on him
When asked whether Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is expected to be sold this summer, Jones told Chasing The Transfer:
Yeah, I do. The writing is on the wall there. I think a decision is basically made. I don’t really have much more to add to that one.”
And Graeme Bailey added that he was one of the first players that the manager decided to sell after his appointment. He said:
“He was one of the first ones who I think Ange had decided he could do without. He’s on a relatively big deal. It wouldn’t surprise me to see him linked to Saudi. He’s probably old enough to go there now.”
Tottenham will be able to receive decent money for him considering his good form and the fact that he has 2 years left in his current contract.
Selling him would also free up substantial wages that could further boost Tottenham’s transfer kitty as they continue their summer rebuild
Tottenham: Ange Postecoglou vows to ‘fulfil the dreams of every fan’ in first interview as manager
The Australian was confirmed as Spurs’ new manager almost a month ago, signing a four-year contract to become Antonio Conte’s permanent successor after impressing at Celtic.
His challenge is now to bring that attacking style of play to Tottenham, where fans have had to endure some fairly turgid football under Conte and even during Jose Mourinho’s reign in the recent past.
“I like to win, that’s the main thing, and I’ve done that wherever I’ve been, ” he told the club’s official website.
“The football is designed to bring success. Alongside that it’s really important to me that there is an element of what I think most fans and players want to be associated with, and that’s football that’s exciting, that people talk about, not just the end result but also the manner in which you played your football.
“That’s really important to me, a, because I think it’s a way to be successful and also secondly, because it allows people to grab onto those things that are most special about our game, those memorable moments.
“People want to see their team scoring goals, being exciting, not conceding goals, being aggressive in their approach, all these kinds of things that everyone seeks in their own football team. That’s what I want to try to provide. The basis of it will be that we want to be a team that wins things and, ultimately, entertains our fans.
“I’m very excited about the challenge ahead – an enormous football club, exciting league, I guess all the things you strive for in your professional career. It’s great to be here and getting ready to work.”
Postecoglou officially starts work today and is working on getting to know the players and his new surroundings. The squad returns for pre-season from next week, though the likes of Harry Kane and new signing James Maddison are due back on July 10 after an extended break.
He continued: “Staff, players, people associated with the club, they need to get to know me and what I’m about. If they get to know me and believe in me, whatever I need to do after that is easier. That’s the first bit.
“It’s a huge organisation and, for me, to allow that to happen means I have to be present in as many areas as I can be in this early part, and that’s what I will try to do, make sure I’m present in every aspect of the football club, so people at least have some exposure to me.
“Beyond that, it’s working with the players. They are the most important people. Players are the most important people in this football club and every football club. We have six weeks – how can we prepare these guys to make sure come the first weekend of Premier League football that we’re ready to go?”
Postecoglou moves to north London from Celtic, where he claimed five of six domestic trophies available during a dominant two-year spell and completed a Treble in his final game in charge the Scottish Cup final win over Inverness Caledonian Thistle at Hampden Park.
“I’m looking forward to all of it,” he said. “There is not one bit of it I’m not looking forward to. I understand that there is great expectation here, great responsibility, that’s not lost on me.
“It’s not just about going out there and saying, ‘this is wonderful, what a great experience’, I’ve taken the responsibility on of a massive football club, great history and with a supporter base that’s craving for football and more great moments to add to the historical base we’ve already got.
“I understand that. I love that too. That’s exactly where I want to be. I don’t want to be anywhere else. I want to be in that position of having that responsibility, understanding that and embracing that. I’m looking forward to that challenge.
“It’s a great moment, a proud moment not just for myself but for my family and friends and people who have been on that journey, because they’ve all lived those experiences with me. My main thoughts will be on the responsibility I bear and the excitement I have within me that I can fulfil those dreams and aspirations of every Tottenham supporter.”