Tottenham Hotspur have announced the signing of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
Tottenham Hotspur have officially announced their first signing of the summer transfer window.
Spurs have signed midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton, and have sold right back Kyle Walker-Peters to Saints.
The team announced both moves on Tuesday afternoon.
According to Sky Sports, the transfer fee for Hojbjerg is £15 million, plus bonuses. For the potential Hojbjerg has in Jose Mourinho’s team, this is an affordable move by Spurs and could prove to be one of the bargains of the summer.
While the Walker-Peters deal was announced around the same time, the two moves were reportedly separate.
Getting Hojbjerg signed early is also good news for Tottenham. He now has time to settle into his new club and be available for the entire preseason schedule, which begins later this month. The problem with signing players closer to the start of the season is that it often means they miss the start of the Premier League and are eased in.
I have no doubt Hojbjerg will be a key part of Tottenham’s plans this season and should be regularly in the starting lineup.
Hojbjerg is excellent at winning the ball back, which will help shore up the defense this season.
With Walker-Peters gone, Spurs should look to add another right back this summer, even if they don’t sell Serge Aurier. Walker-Peters impressed while on loan at Saints, and he’ll be a regular starter for them next season. For Tottenham, Aurier remains the top choice at right back, but if he moves on, Spurs will suddenly be thin at right back and need to make a transfer or two.
Hopefully, Hojbjerg will be the first of many transfers for Spurs this summer. The squad still needs work, but Hojbjerg can be a great addition to the first team.