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Next Tottenham exit identified with regular starter considered by club who sold him seven years ago

Harry Kane, Rodrigo Bentancur, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Ben Davies and Ivan Perisic

Tottenham players Harry Kane, Rodrigo Bentancur, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Ben Davies and Ivan Perisic

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has reportedly become a target for one of his former clubs after being made surplus to requirements.

Hojbjerg started 35 of Tottenham’s 38 Premier League matches during the 2022-23 season. However, his future has recently become unclear after the appointment of Ange Postecoglou as the club’s new head coach.

A recent report revealed that Tottenham are open to offers for Hojbjerg this summer. Now, an update from Bild journalist Christian Falk has revealed where he could go.

According to the journalist, Hojbjerg has been ‘discussed’ by the Bayern Munich board. The midfielder is said to be the ‘next name’ on the Bundesliga champions’ transfer wish list.

Hojbjerg was previously on Bayern’s books between 2012 and 2016. He made 25 appearances for their first team before they sold him to Southampton in 2016.

Four productive seasons on the South Coast earned him a transfer to Tottenham in 2020. He played in every Premier League match in his debut season in north London.

In his sophomore campaign, he made 36 league appearances, before his tally dropped by one this term. Still, he has been a common sight in the Tottenham midfield for the entire duration of his stay.

But a big change could be on the horizon if Bayern make an offer to take Hojbjerg back to Munich.

At this moment in time, it is unclear how much they might be willing to put on the table if they do decide to bid for the Denmark international.

Hojbjerg set to be phased out by Tottenham

Spurs still have the 27-year-old under contract for another two seasons. But after a total of 145 appearances for the club in all competitions – more than any of his previous employers – they might be ready to move on from him.

Tottenham have failed to qualify for any UEFA competition next season, whereas Bayern will be in the Champions League.

Thomas Tuchel’s side could do with investing in their midfield after allowing Marcel Sabitzer to sign for Man Utd on loan in January and seeing Ryan Gravenberch become unhappy with his lack of gametime since his summer arrival from Ajax.

There have also been tentative claims that Leon Goretzka could be targeted by other clubs this summer.

Therefore, space is there for Hojbjerg to make more of an impact for Bayern if they decide he is the kind of profile they want to pursue.

During his previous spell with the club, he built up extra experience of the Bundesliga across loan spells with Augsburg and Schalke.

Hojbjerg will be hoping for some clarity about his future soon, especially since he should be in the prime of his career at his current age.

Meanwhile, another player who seems to have come to the end of his Tottenham career is Davinson Sanchez.