Recent reports suggest a change in direction for Tottenham as the club intends to retain Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Giovani Lo Celso, according to The Sun.
It adds that the current expectation is that both players ‘will stay’ at the club until the summer unless Spurs receive an offer that is too good to turn down or if the players push for a move away, they will hang on to the pair for the rest of the season.
This decision could have to do with the fact that Spurs will be without Yves Bissouma and Pape Matar Sarr for several weeks, with the pair expected to report for international duty during the AFCON in January.
Hojbjerg has been strongly linked with a move away in January with Atletico Madrid and Juventus the two clubs mentioned the most.
Atletico Madrid’s interest in the Danish midfielder persists after their unsuccessful pursuit in the summer, while Juventus have reportedly initiated discussions with Spurs over a potential move.
The Danish midfielder has seen himself fall down the pecking order under manager Ange Postecoglou, with Bissouma and Pape Matar Sarr becoming the preferred choices for the midfield.
But he has been outstanding whenever he has been asked to play with almost all his appearances coming from the bench.
Meanwhile, despite impressing Ange in the pre-season, Lo Celso has only played 83 minutes of football across all competitions.
But he may have an opportunity now to make a case for himself in the absence of James Maddison.
The former Leicester has been one of the signings of the summer for Spurs. But an unfortunate injury will now see him miss out on action until January.
Whether the duo decide to stay until the summer or push for an exit remains to be seen but he club’s willingness to sell would hinge on bringing in a midfielder first . Failure to do so might jeopardise Spurs’ prospects for the rest of the season.