Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has been strongly linked with a January exit, but Romano’s latest update suggests he might end up staying until the end of the season.
The Danish midfielder has not been a consistent part of Ange Postecoglou’s plans this season, featuring as a starter in only 5 out of his 20 league appearances. The remaining minutes have seen him coming off the bench as a substitute.
Hojbjerg has been strongly linked with clubs such as Juventus, Napoli and Ajax. However, the Serie A side, initially considered heavy favourites, ruled out the transfer due to not meeting Spurs’ high demands.
The Lilywhites’ asking price of €30 million is considered excessive by the Bianconeri. Juventus had planned to sign Hojbjerg as a temporary solution for six months until the end of the season.
With no potential suitor in sight and Hojbjerg delivering an impressive performance in Spurs’ last league game, the likelihood of him staying in North London is increasing. Italian journalist Romano had similar thoughts when speaking on his Here We Go Podcast last night.
“We know the situation of Pierre-Hojbjerg is open. We heard many rumours from Italian clubs but from what I’m hearing right now, it is not happening for Napoli and it is not happening for Juventus. That’s why for Tottenham, at the moment, it is still too early to say who is going to be their new midfielder.”
The Danish midfielder, a consistently reliable presence in the Tottenham team since his transfer from Southampton, has faced challenges this season as he slipped down the pecking order under new manager Ange Postecoglou.
Postecoglou brings a more attacking style of play, which is quite the opposite to how Spurs were playing under the likes of Mourinho and Conte.
And while Hojbjerg’s playing style suited the sort of football being played under the previous managers, there are suggestions that it might not align with what Postecoglou envisions for his team.
Despite this, whenever Hojbjerg has been given the opportunity, he has put in solid performances.
Which is why perhaps Ange might end up keeping him until the end of the season as a reliable squad player.
However, him staying could mean that Spurs will not sign another midfielder this window.