Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has revealed how talks with Christian Eriksen and Jose Mourinho convinced him that moving to Tottenham would be best for him.
The Dane has just completed his move from Southampton to the Tottenham Stadium, but Spurs weren’t the only team that wanted to sign him.
He was entering the final year of his previous deal at Southampton and he told the Saints that he will not be signing a new deal with them.
They were forced to place him on the transfer market. Everton and Tottenham wanted to sign him with reports even suggesting that the Toffees had a bid for him accepted by the Saints.
However, the player had his mind set on moving to Spurs and he was willing to wait for Mourinho’s men to make him an offer.
He has just revealed that he spoke to both Eriksen and Mourinho and their opinions made it easy for him to see that Spurs were the right fit for him.
“I called Christian and had a chat. I had some questions that I would have had clarified. And that was really positive. The talk I had with Christian, strengthened my desire and feeling to move to Tottenham,” he was quoted as saying by Ekstra Bladet.
He continued: “We have had some really good conversations where Mourinho has told me I have to make the team better and take responsibility,” the ex-Saints captain explained.
“When a manager with such CV and ambitions wants you, it is difficult not to jump on the horse. So, in that way, it was not very complicated in the end to choose Tottenham.”