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Spurs sign Southampton midfielder Hojbjerg

Tottenham signed Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton in a reported £15-million deal yesterday.

Hojbjerg became Tottenham’s first signing since the end of the Premier League season after agreeing to a five-year contract with the north London club.

“We are delighted to announce the signing of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton,” the club said on their Twitter account.

The 25-year-old was stripped of the Saints captaincy and dropped for most of Southampton’s post-coronavirus lockdown matches after he informed them he would not be signing a new contract.

The former Bayern Munich man will help provide cover in defensive midfield for Spurs and will wear the No 5, which was vacated when Jan Vertonghen confirmed he would leave the club this summer.

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“I wanted to play in a club where I could see myself for many years,” Hojbjerg told Tottenham’s official website. “Tottenham was just the one. I’m very proud, very happy and excited. I think there’s a fantastic future ahead for the club and I wanted so much to be a part of that.”

Everton were also in the hunt to sign Hojbjerg, but his desire to work with Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho is believed to have helped seal his signature.

Hojbjerg, who arrived in England in 2016 from Bayern Munich, had been so intent on joining Tottenham that he liked several social media posts linking him with the club.


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