At the risk of sounding uncharacteristically positive, Tottenham could be well on their way to making one of their most sensible deals in a generation.
When I worked in the rag trade, there was a pitch that rarely failed. You had a guy an item that he simply needed, say a plain grey two-piece suit. You both knew what it was, and that was a fundamentally uninspiring bit of work kit.
“It’s not Las Vegas, but this is a suit that you’re going to get a lot of great wear out of. It’s a suit you’ll look forward to wearing because it goes with every shirt and tie you own. You need this suit.”
"If there's a club out there that can pay for him then we'll have to let him go"— BBC Solent Sport (@solentsport) June 6, 2020
With only a year left on Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg's contract, Southampton CEO Martin Semmens says it's decision time soon
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Spurs have been endlessly guilty of failing to buy core players. We currently have somewhere in the region of ten midfielders.
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg is without a player we need. Eric Dier isn’t the answer and Harry Winks sure as heck isn’t, either. In fact, signing Højbjerg from Southampton could finally get someone to make a decision about both these players, who have been shuffling about without much sense of direction their entire careers to date,
When a club CEO is talking like this, then there’s deal to be done.