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Red faces: Report details Southampton got less than half the original asking price for Hojbjerg
By Harry Hotspur -

Watching Southampton Football Club’s media friends at play over the last few months has been a ‘How Not To’ masterclass.

The truth, courtesy of David Ornstein for The Athletic (£), is that Southampton ended up with less than half of the original asking price of £35million.

After a string of misdirections that ultimately served no purpose whatsoever…

  • Saints want £35million
  • 3 mystery European sides in the mix
  • Player spotted at Finch Farm and agrees personal terms with Everton
  • Saints accept £25million bid from The Toffees

Southampton eventually agreed to a transfer worth £15million, rising to £19million with add-ons. Which in the current climate is a fair valuation, especially for a player that a club recently stripped of his captaincy.

Spurs’ Kyle Walker-Peters is going the other way, having featured 10 times for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side during his loan stay last season. Again, this is another positive move as the player was well thought of by Saints’ fans.

Let’s get our boy into Hotspur Way.

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James McKevitt
James McKevitt
1 year ago

Cuts both ways we can’t expect top prices for the players we’re selling.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
1 year ago

Hojbjerg is a James Milner type player, fans don’t get excited when that sort of player signs but you can bet the coaches are happy. Liverpool are built round Milner and Henderson, not very sexy, showy players but without them and the fullbacks then Mane, Salah and Firminho can do nothing.

When you hear we’ve signed a right back who can defend and attack then this team is heading in the right direction. With the defence better protected and our whole shape not distorted by catering for Aurier we will look much more solid. More battle hardened veterans please, more dogs of war. Goodbye powder puff Spurs.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
1 year ago

Excellent tackler, wins the ball without fouling, likes to approach a player from the blindside and rob him. If you bring the ball close to him he will take it. Very strong upper body, bounces players out of possession of the ball with his hips. Almost impossible to disposess, can pass, don’t listen to other fans. Weaknesses, very dominant right foot, and doesn’t score many goals, limited repertoire of ball skills to evade opponents.

CowSpurs
CowSpurs
1 year ago

Dier should have been the steely beast in midfield. He used to strut round like he wanted to dry slap everyone. The 2-2 at Stamford, he could have been charged for assault on four occasions, I loved that. For some reason he lost the nastiness and started to think he was a silky midfielder. Make no mistake, we do need a terminator in midfield but if the Saints fans are not that disappointed in him leaving and if Hojbjerg can’t pass from A-B this is not something I am going to get excited about. The first tackle, mistimed or not, where he sticks a player in the corporate boxes I might change my mind. COYS

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago
Reply to  CowSpurs

Bar the keeper, had it not been for a lenient tolerant Ref, Clattenberg, all our players having lost the plot ought to have been sent off for x-rated challenges in the Battle of the Bridge!!

Lilywhite without the II
Lilywhite without the II
1 year ago

“Let’s get our boy into Hotspur Way.”…lets hope Chelsea ain’t waiting outside to snap him up 😳

East Stand
East Stand
1 year ago

Hold tight guys, we have a ‘world class’ stadium and we’re signing £15m players and going all out to win Europe’s wooden spoon trophy!

To Dare Is To Do? To Dare Is Too Dear I’m afraid…

#ENICOUT

Spurs est1882
Spurs est1882
1 year ago
Reply to  East Stand

couldnt agree more!! i like how entering Champions league did nothing to improve quality of signings, but leaving it seems to have meant we hunting around for scraps.

Eddie
Eddie
1 year ago
Reply to  Spurs est1882

That’s the ENIC illusion.It works most of the time for the sheeple,but that’s when the stars are aligned for Levy.With the lack of investment becoming more apparent we are finding our level.

Spurs est1882
Spurs est1882
1 year ago

Willian going to get 3yr deal and £100k a week. forgive me, but that seems not a bad deal for Arsenal!! i cant believe Chelsea wouldnt match that.

Eleventstonedidiots
Eleventstonedidiots
1 year ago

They were outdone by the toughest negotiator in football. There is no shame in being beaten by the best.

Paul Muir
Paul Muir
1 year ago

Not sure where you’re getting figures from. It’s been reported as £20m plus add ons but for a player that on average gives 2 clear cut goal scoring chances to the opposition, have fun Spurs! 🤣🤣

Harry Hotspur
1 year ago
Reply to  Paul Muir

Figures from The Athletic, mate.

Link in article.

DannyG
DannyG
1 year ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

You can’t believe much of what you read in the press these days, but the Athletic are about as reliable as it gets.

Sid Trotter
Sid Trotter
1 year ago

And Harold, for the love of Farrage, please update the table below. The season ended and we were 6th

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago
Reply to  Sid Trotter

I like it as it is as it keeps me in suspense!

Harry Hotspur
1 year ago

Fixed!

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
1 year ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

Could you fix it and put Spurs first.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
1 year ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

Could you fix it and put Spurs first.

Sid Trotter
Sid Trotter
1 year ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

Thank the lord, now next season put us first

Sid Trotter
Sid Trotter
1 year ago

KWP is fine though to truly be good enough he needs another random initial or an exclamation mark at the end.

Hjolberg is going to be another Tanio. He’ll add the grit we need but at the expense of flair, which is what we’re all about. Not a win win

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago
Reply to  Sid Trotter

Nice to win in style but ultimately a boring 1 nil to the Spurs is fine when we last sexy swagger football under Arry, with Scott Parking sitting and Modric (remember him yes that classy creative midfielder) probing and weaving his magic!!

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago

*last played

Spurs est1882
Spurs est1882
1 year ago
Reply to  Sid Trotter

You need Grit to allow flair! if the dfence is soft, then the “flair” looks like its to much. no secret i dont like Jose, or his “style” of play. I dont think Hojberg did stellar at Saints, but I do think we need his style of player, and I hope he is good enough.

ministers cat
ministers cat
1 year ago

£20m is half of £35…………I need re-educating.
Stick to the facts H.
Rumoured to be JM’s #1 pick and nothing from this debacle disproves that.
Who gives a flyer what some little radio station dan sarf is spinning.
Levy paid proper dollar for the boy as he knew JM wanted him.
As for Saintlee you sorted your defence (I was there for Leicester)
but we still have Aurier to protect so we need him more than you.
He was your captain – if I were picking a captain for Spurs it would be between Harry & Toby so do the math.

Saintlee
Saintlee
1 year ago
Reply to  ministers cat

Rumour is you’re selling Aurier anyway. Seems strange you’d be getting rid of two right backs.
Still, I’m no Tottenham fan so mines not to reason why 😄

Spurs est1882
Spurs est1882
1 year ago
Reply to  Saintlee

mate – I am a spurs fan, and I have given up trying to guess too.

Saintlee
Saintlee
1 year ago

We were never gonna get £35m for him with a year left on his contract same as you were never gonna get him for £13m. I think the compromise has been reached and everyone is content. He’s not even that good so most Saints fans, including me aren’t really bothered he’s gone to Tottenham. He’s a decent player but that’s it and as Spurs fans are the most fickle fans on the planet, then a decent player may not be enough for you.
Time will tell. Oh, and thanks for KWP by the way. Think you let a good one go there 😄😄

EssexSpur
EssexSpur
1 year ago
Reply to  Saintlee

Well, we obviously think the same as you, in an opposite sort of way! KWP showed some initial promise but was just not good enough for us!

East Stand
East Stand
1 year ago
Reply to  EssexSpur

Kyle Naughton level, good but not Champions League level. Oh I forgot, we’re in the Ropey! 😂

Harry Hotspur
1 year ago
Reply to  East Stand

brilliant!

Spurs est1882
Spurs est1882
1 year ago
Reply to  EssexSpur

KWP is still very young, and needed to be coached. Sadly didnt get chance with us – far better than Aurier.

Daniel Clark
Daniel Clark
1 year ago
Reply to  Saintlee

Spot on fella, I’m amazed we got anything for him tbh he’s barely featured of late and we play better without him and I wouldn’t be surprised if we now finish above spurs next season- absolute madness

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago
Reply to  Daniel Clark

Fair play to the owners for sticking by your manager after your home 9-0 drubbing when many Chairman would have pressed the ejector button. Charlie Ings has done his bit and like your brand of football.

Clarkycat9
Clarkycat9
1 year ago

Tbh he inherited a squad of chod from Hughes, Puel and Pellegrino and that result was the boot up the backside needed. I think both teams can be happy with this deal, not encountered a saints fan who isn’t yet. Good luck with the new season peeps

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago
Reply to  Clarkycat9

Regarded as a defining season, rest assured the media vultures will be circling the stadium if Spurs get off to a dodgy start to the new season!!

Spurs est1882
Spurs est1882
1 year ago
Reply to  Saintlee

Heard this sentiment echoed by a few saints fans. I think KWP will be the better of the two players. That said, sometimes a player is more for one club than they were at another. Maybe he was not the type of player you needed so was a square peg in a round hole? Personally from what I have seen and heard, I am hoping his attitude will be enough to light a fire under a few of our players. We have the talent, we just dont have the grit, we lost ground this season through poor attitude and a very soft centre. I hope he fixes that.

KWP – mystery to me, been watching defenders for years, coached a few, and he looked very good, needed a few tweaks when I last saw him play, but bags of potential.

Saintlee
Saintlee
1 year ago
Reply to  Spurs est1882

Hojberg has a fantastic attitude and wears his heart on his sleeve. But you forget all that when he plays a 15 yard pass straight to the opposition in your final third. Drives me bonkers. I’m not sure if its lack of vision or concentration, probably a bit of both. If he can stamp those stupid mistakes out of his game then he will improve immensely.
As for KWP, the only concern I have with him is his physic. He seems a bit lightweight for a modern full back. Brilliant on the ball and seems tenacious but his lack of strength may be an issue.
Good luck with Pierre !!

Spurs est1882
Spurs est1882
1 year ago
Reply to  Saintlee

yes, he also prone to positional errors. Size doesnt need to be an issue if he can solve the position thing.

Yes, that was my fear with Hojberg.

England Mike
England Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Saintlee

The physique will find him out, unless he eats a few Desperate Dan pies washed down with a gallon of Guinness every week.

Eleventstonedidiots
Eleventstonedidiots
1 year ago
Reply to  Saintlee

I like Hassenhuttl he’s got the Saints playing some good stuff and I was impressed with your display at Old Trafford. He seems to have a touch of the Klopp about him. .Daniel might be on the blower again when it all goes t!ts up with Mourinho!

Eleventstonedidiots
Eleventstonedidiots
1 year ago
Reply to  Saintlee

I like Hassenhuttl he’s got the Saints playing some good stuff and I was impressed with your display at Old Trafford. He seems to have a touch of the Klopp about him. .Daniel might be on the blower again when it all goes t!ts up with Mourinho!

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