Hojbjerg reportedly plans to force an exit in January worsening Spurs' injury crisis

Tottenham central defensive-midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is supposedly looking to force an exit this upcoming transfer window.

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News outlet TeamTalk reports that Spurs' midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is 'expected' to force an exit from the club next month. Italian outlet La Stampa also report that the Danish international has attracted interest from Serie A club Juventus.

While other outlets have yet to corroborate the evidence that the midfielder will act in such a way, it will certainly be yet another blow to Ange's squad depth if the move is to happen.

At the moment, James Maddison is still set to miss out on action across the month of January and Giovani Lo Celso is now expected to miss out on Spurs' next match due to a knock picked up in training. There are injuries all over the pitch, and because of that Ange can't afford to lose more first-team players, especially defensive players like Hojbjerg, given the pre-existing shortage of options in the back which has now been compounded by the injury crisis.

Tottenham have made plenty of deals with Juventus in the past, collecting Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski in recent years, two players who have flourished in North London. Spurs are also interested in a number of wingers at the Italian club including English international Samuel Iling-Junior and the Argentine Matias Soule.

If a deal were to happen, it's likely that Spurs would get a fair valuation for their midfielder, however, an exit at this point in time would be extremely inconvenient for Ange and Tottenham's back-up options for the remainder of the season. The club will have to work hard to retain the player's services if they are to maintain their current midfield depth and stay ahead of any future injury crises.