Tottenham ace worth £26m hit as he is no longer the club’s first choice target

15 October 2023 - 11:57 pm

When the former Southampton captain rejected a deadline day move to Fulham, the idea of ​​signing for one of Europe’s genuine first-team stars could have been the deciding factor in his decision to snub Marco Silva’s side of the club.

Tottenham Hotspur’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg could be in a rather awkward position if Juventus choose not to convert their interest into something more concrete during the winter window.

According to Tuttosport, Hoiberg was not Juventus’ first choice. With the future uncertain as Paul Pogba faces a potential four-year ban for doping violations, the Serie A giants are instead prioritizing Kefren Thuram (Sky Sports)

Juventus eyeing Tottenham Hotspur’s Pierre-Emile Hoiberg

He’s younger, quicker, more athletic, better on the ball and creative than the combative Hojbjerg; of course, it’s hard to think of a better playmaker than Nice, who is worth £35m A more suitable replacement for Pogba.

Failing that, Juve could also opt for Strasbourg’s Habib Diarra (the subject of an offer from Wolves in August) or the highly regarded Royal Antwerp prodigy Arthur Vermeeren.

So where does all this leave Hojbjerg? Well, maybe being stuck on the Tottenham bench.

After all, he has made every Premier League appearance under Angie Postkoglu on the sidelines. Hojbjerg’s representatives are reportedly already in talks with Juventus in Turin.

But Tottenham Hotspur are asking for £26 million for a player who celebrates his 28th birthday in August. So £7 million is too much for a player who is six years younger, more technical, more offensive-minded and more Bo-like. What more could a Gba player want?

Hoiberg and Dier could leave

Fellow long-serving Eric Dier, who has also fallen out of favor, is also expected to leave Spurs when his contract expires in 2024. Former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan believes Ange Postecoglou should be supported in making big decisions regarding Tottenham Hotspur personnel.

“Exactly. If you’re going to lead something, you go hard or go home,” Jordan told talkSPORT (11am, August 29).

“If he doesn’t believe the profiles of these players fit the game he wants, then what’s the point of messing with it? He might also talk about money, which is, ‘You’re not going to play.’

“Keep doing it, either absolutely right or absolutely wrong. Hopefully absolutely right. If Dell and Hoiberg are not good enough in his opinion, then he should move them!”