On his way! Jose Mourinho closes in on his first summer signing as Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg undergoes medical ahead of £20m Tottenham move
- Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg had his Tottenham medical on Monday ahead of a move
- The Southampton midfielder spent much of the 2019-20 restart out of the side
- He did not sign a new contract and is leaving for Spurs in a £20million deal
- Tottenham defender Kyle-Walker Peters will go the other way in a £12m deal
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg underwent a medical at Tottenham on Monday ahead of his proposed transfer from Southampton.
The Denmark international was at the club’s Hotspur Way training complex to undergo health checks, it is understood.
Hojbjerg is primed to join Spurs for a reported initial £15million, which could rise to more than £20m with add-ons, with right-back Kyle Walker-Peters set to go the other way in a separate deal.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg undertook his medical with Tottenham at their base on Monday morning
Hojbjerg was stripped of the captaincy at the south coast club after he informed them he would not be signing a new contract and spent much of the resumption of the 2019-20 campaign out of the side.
There was interest from Everton, but the midfielder was keen to work with Jose Mourinho at Spurs, who look to have got the deal done in an uncharacteristically swift manner.
Hojbjerg arrived in England in 2016 from Bayern Munich, where he also worked under Pep Guardiola and impressed at St Mary’s, soon taking on the armband.
The ex-Saints captain will cost Spurs an initial £20million with an extra £5m in add-ons
But with his contract running out next summer, he informed the club that he would not be renewing terms and Southampton have now cashed in.
Hojbjerg has been intent on joining Spurs, liking several social media posts linking him with the club and the deal could be completed in the next 48 hours.
Walker-Peters’ move is a separate transaction as Saints look to make his loan into a permanent transfer – a deal which is still being finalised.
The right back spent the second half of last season on loan with Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men and impressed, prompting Southampton to pay a reported £12m for his services.
Jose Mourinho is one step closer to securing his first signing of the summer transfer window
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