In a recent segment on The Tottenham Way Podcast, journalist Tom Barclay mentioned that Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg could leave the North London club this January. Barclay said,
“Just on [Pierre-Emile] Hojbjerg, maybe the most interesting of that crop [of substitutes] in terms of what their future holds.
“I mean he has changed agent recently which is normally a sign of someone who’s looking for a move, it’s not the first time that’s happened. I’m not saying it’s definitely going to happen but that would be my initial sort of suspension when something like that happens.
“He is a Danish international, an established player who could play regularly for a lot of probably equal teams, just different styles of play.
“He was a key man for [Antonio] Conte and [Jose] Mourinho and also a pragmatic manager somewhere else in another division, someone like Mourinho at Roma would probably be all over him if he became available.
“We know how close he came to leaving. I still think that’s probably what happens leading into the January transfer window, particularly with the Euros on the horizon.”
Hojbjerg’s Lack Of Game Time At Tottenham This Season
Hojbjerg has struggled to secure a regular starting spot in Angelos Postecoglu’s first XI this season. The Danish midfield ace has made eight appearances for Spurs during this campaign in all competitions.
His current deal at Tottenham will run out in 2025. Hence, there is no immediate need for the London club to cash in on him next year.
Should Tottenham Hotspur Boss Angelos Postecoglu Cash In On Hojbjerg?
Hojbjerg is a good tackler of the ball and can make some timely interceptions for his team at the centre of the park when he is playing regularly on the pitch. He usually puts his foot through the ball when needed and can make some driving runs with the ball as well. However, the Danish talent needs to find a way to be more consistent with his midfield contributions.
At the moment, Hojbjerg is surplus to requirements at Tottenham as he has fallen behind Pape Matar Sarr and Yves Bissouma in Postecoglu’s pecking order.
Thus, it is only fair to Hojbjerg if Spurs decide to cash in on him this January. Tottenham would be better off using the fee from his potential sale to bring in a capable replacement this winter.