Mourinho made to wait as Levy makes decision on top Tottenham target

Date published: Friday 8th May 2020 5:59

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Tottenham will only decide whether to make a move for Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg after the worst of the coronavirus pandemic has passed, according to a report.

Spurs are being linked with Hojbjerg as a potential midfield reinforcement, with the Saints star out of contract in 2021 and potentially available for a decent price this summer.

Before working out how much they are willing to pay for him, though, Tottenham have decided to wait until the financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic have become more clearer.

According to the Telegraph, the 24-year-old is among Jose Mourinho’s main targets, but Daniel Levy will only tell him how large a budget he has to play with once the situation surrounding coronavirus has become more stable.

The Danish midfielder has four years of Premier League experience, having joined Southampton from Bayern Munich in 2016, and has since become captain of the South Coast side.

Despite being warned of the potential risks of the signing by one of their former players, Tottenham are still expected to pursue Hojbjerg – especially if last summer’s investment Tanguy Ndombele is sold to Barcelona after an underwhelming debut campaign.

Whether they can afford Hojbjerg after the coronavirus pandemic is not yet known, but optimism will be seen in the fact that his contract is running out of time – potentially forcing Southampton to cash in on their captain.


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