Tottenham Hotspur and Pierre-Emile Højbjerg open to transfer this summer

According to Charlie Eccleshare of The Athletic, both Tottenham Hotspur and Pierre-Emile Højbjerg are open to a move which would see the Danish international leave the club this summer.

Although there has not been any contact between the North London side and any club interested, it is understood that a transfer for the midfielder’s departure would be sanctioned should the right offer come in.

Atlético Madrid are the main side interested and are said to be keen on bringing the Dane to Madrid this summer, as they look to bolster Diego Simeone’s midfield options next season.

Since signing from Southampton in August 2020 for €16m, the former Bayern Munich youth player has been an ever-present under multiple managers in a tumultuous Spurs side. In his most recent season, the 27-year-old made the second most Premier League appearances at the club, accumlating five goals and four assists- his best ever record in a single campaign.

Furthermore, with two years left on his current contract and a market value of €45m, according to Transfermarkt, it is unclear where the midfielder would fit in new head coach Ange Postecoglou’s lineup next season, with his skillset not suiting any of the roles the Australian typically utilizes his midfielders in. This is in unlike The Lilywhites’ other midfield options, such as young talents Oliver Skipp and Pape Matar Sarr, as well as the more proven names Yves Bissouma and Rodrigo Bentancur- the latter of which is set to return to action around November, having missed the second half of the previous campaign due to an ACL injury.

That’s not to mention the arrival of creative midfielder James Maddison Leicester City, which even further leaves Højbjerg without a place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium next season.

Travis Levison | Get Football

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