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Tottenham Hotspur Set To Cash In On This Midfielder In January: Good Decision For Both Parties?

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In a recent report, The Evening Standard stated that Tottenham Hotspur are set to cash in on Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in January. It is believed that Spurs will look to move the Danish midfielder on during the winter transfer window.

Hojbjerg’s Solid Season In The Premier League

The 28-year-old had a decent campaign at the North London club recently as he was responsible for anchoring their midfield well in the Premier League. Hojbjerg made 44 appearances for Spurs last season, netting five goals and earning seven assists across all competitions.

The Danish sensation offered decent protection for his teammates at the back and was also a positive influence going forward. Hojbjerg did well to average 1.6 tackles, 1.4 interceptions, 1.7 clearances, 0.9 shots, 0.9 key passes and 0.9 dribbles per 90 minutes in the Premier League. He was even tidy when interchanging possession with his teammates from midfield after completing 88.6% of his attempted passes in the top tier of English football (stats via whoscored).

Hojbjerg is under contract at Tottenham until the summer of 2025. However, he is not a first-team starter under Angelos Postecoglu and could benefit from sealing a move away from North London in search of more game time this winter.

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BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – AUGUST 26: Philip Billing of AFC Bournemouth challenges for the ball with Pierre-Emile Hoejbjerg of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Tottenham Hotspur at Vitality Stadium on August 26, 2023 in Bournemouth, England. (Photo by Luke Walker/Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur Are Hoping To Cash In On Hojbjerg: Good Decision For Both Parties?

Hojbjerg is a solid tackler of the ball and can time his challenges well to secure possession back for his side. He usually clears the danger when required and can also play his way out from midfield.

The Danish talent can be a positive influence in the opponent’s half and can contribute by scoring and creating his fair share of goals in the final third.

Hojbjerg has got a wealth of experience in Premier League football as well. However, he is not a regular starter at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium right now.

Therefore, it is only fair to the player if Spurs boss Angelos Postecoglu allows him to leave in the winter transfer period.

At 28, Hojbjerg is still in his prime and would benefit a lot from a change of scenery this winter. The North London club can also use the fee generated from his potential sale to strengthen their squad for the future. Hence, it will be a good decision for both the player and Tottenham to part ways with each other this January.

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