Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly opted to retain midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg for the time being but could consider selling him in the January transfer window.
This decision is seen as a way to avoid leaving the club short of midfield options, according to reports from Football Insider.
During the summer transfer window, Hojbjerg was strongly linked with a move away from Tottenham, with Atletico Madrid expressing interest in securing his services.
It was reported that the qualities of the 28-year-old may not suit the style of play Ange Postecoglou wants to instill putting a question mark on his future at the club.
There were even reports of a bid from Atletico Madrid being rejected by Spurs as it fell short of their valuation.
Fulham also tried to sign him later in the transfer window but the player refused to move to the Cottagers as he believed he is good enough to play for one of the top teams in Europe.
Reports on deadline day suggested that Atletico Madrid had returned with a loan offer for Hojbjerg, but Tottenham declined the proposal.
Ange Postecoglou has had a limited number of midfield options at his disposal, with Yves Bissouma, James Maddison, and 20-year-old Pape Matar Sarr forming his preferred starting trio in midfield.
Injuries to any of these players would leave Ange with only Oliver Skipp and Hojbjerg as available options, as Rodrigo Bentancur is currently sidelined with an injury.
Football Insider claims that ‘a move in the January window is now by far the most likely outcome for the midfielder’.
He joined Spurs in 2020 after impressing the club with his performances for Southampton.
And since joining he has been one of Spurs most consistent and reliable players in the midfield but it has been made pretty evident that despite his decent form for Spurs, he is ‘no longer part‘ of Tottenham’s full-strength starting XI
The decision to potentially sell Hojbjerg in January would be part of Tottenham’s ongoing squad rebuilding but would hugely depend on whether Spurs are able to bring in another midfielder or not.