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“In the next few days” – Sky Sports reporter shares update on 28-year-old midfielder; Levy prefers permanent deal

By Mehdi Gokal -

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has been linked to a move away from North London this month.

While Spurs might want to keep the Danish defensive midfielder until the end of the season, the player is said to be keen on an exit.

That’s according to Sky Sports reporter Florian Plettenberg, who claims the player’s target is to leave this month.

The 28-year-old has entered the final 18 months of his contract, and it has been reported that the club do intend to give him a contract extension.

He has been one of Tottenham’s most reliable midfielders since joining from Southampton in 2020.

However, the Danish midfielder has fallen down the pecking order under new manager Ange Postecoglou who has preferred Yves BIssouma and Pape Matar Sarr as his preferred midfield duo.

He has only started five games so far out of 21 league appearances. Most of his playing time has been in the final minutes, primarily as a substitute.

With the lack of regular minutes, Hojbjerg is now looking for regular playing time and even hired a new agent to expedite a move away.

Florian Plettenberg, addressing the transfer saga, had the following to say on Sky Sports:

“That’s his target [to leave in January]. He played 90 minutes against Manchester United but he’s open to leaving Tottenham in the next few days.

“Our understanding is that he wants to play regularly and be a regular starter but it’s very difficult under Postecoglou right now for him at Spurs.

“There is nothing close, there is nothing advanced but we’re hearing Daniel Levy doesn’t want to give him away with an option to buy, he wants to have an obligation to buy or a permanent deal.

“Levy wants to see some money for Hojbjerg.”

Given that Hojbjerg is not considered a part of Postecoglou’s long-term plans, parting ways would be favourable for both parties.

However, letting him go without signing a replacement would not be a wise move for Tottenham who are already working with a depleted squad.


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