From all indications, it seems that Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg will be heading to Tottenham this summer as the Lilywhites get closer to landing him for a discounted price of £20 million which would mean a saving of £15 million off the Saint’s initial asking price.
The Dane had told Southampton that he will not be signing a new deal with them as he looks to move to a bigger team and further his career at a higher level (90mins).
The club tried to persuade him to sign a new deal, but he knocked back all their attempts.
He has now been stripped of the club’s captaincy (BBC), a step that looks like they are now sure of selling him in the summer.
Daniel Levy is reputed for being one of the toughest negotiators in the game and the Spurs supremo might even get the Saints to sell him for an even bigger discount.
Jose Mourinho wants to strengthen his midfield this summer and as he struggles to get a performance out of the likes of Tanguy Ndombele, the Portuguese manager will hope that Hojbjerg can bring the spark that his midfield has been missing for some time now.