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Report: Newcastle plotting surprise move to sign Tottenham midfielder; player looking for an exit

By Mehdi Gokal -

Newcastle have emerged as surprise contenders to sign Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

Tottenham have had a fairly successful window so far with the early signings of Timo Werner and Radu Dragusin this month.

However, Spurs could be considering the departure of certain players, given that they receive bids.

One of them is the Danish midfielder, who has fallen down the pecking order under Ange Postecoglou.

He has been linked with several clubs from the Serie A but none have been able to strike a deal with Tottenham as yet.

While speaking on The Chronicle, journalist Aaron Stokes has revealed that Newcastle United are contemplating a move for Tottenham Hotspur’s midfielder, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

He suggests that a loan arrangement for the Danish midfielder appears to be a viable option for the Magpies.

He said:

“There’s one name that’s been sort of bubbling and rumbling away under the surface for the last couple of weeks and that is Hojbjerg at Tottenham, apparently on loan.

“I’m not sure, I don’t have that confirmed that that is the case, but that is you know, a deal that you could hope Newcastle could strike.

“A player out of favour at a top six club, who they might be able to do a favourable loan deal for.

“But I’ve just sat here and said I think Trippier and Wilson and Almiron will all be at the club this time next week.

“That means, you know, I can’t then say they’re going to go and spend money because I just think until they get players off the books it’s going to be a very, very careful month.”

The 28-year-old has entered the last 18 months of his Tottenham contract and the club reportedly has no plans of extending his contract.

It has recently reported that Spurs will be open to selling him if they can find a replacement for him and for a very good price.

Following his arrival under Jose Mourinho, Hojbjerg quickly became a key player for the club in the midfield.

However, this season has seen the Denmark international taking on a supporting role.

Hojbjerg has been in the starting lineup for just five out of his 20 appearances, suggesting that he has predominantly been utilised as a substitute, often entering the game in its closing moments.

The player is said to be keen on a move away in search of regular playing time and has even hired a lawyer to expedite an exit.

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