Jose Mourinho’s side Tottenham made their first signing as they prepare for the new English Premier League (EPL) season after agreeing a five year deal with the former Southampton captain Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in a reported £15 million ($19 million) deal on Tuesday.
The North London club made this announced the 25-year-old contract agreement with the club after defeating EPL rival, Everton to it.
“We are delighted to announce the signing of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton,” the club said on their Twitter account.
Recall that the Denmark midfielder was stripped of his captaincy and dropped for most of Southampton’s post-coronavirus lockdown matches after he informed them he would not be signing a new contract.
Hojbjerg, 25 expressed his desire to join Jose Mourinho’s side as he hopes to stay long at the North London club.
“What was very important for me was I wanted to play at a club where I could see myself for many years and Tottenham was the one,
“I am very proud, very happy and excited. I think there is a fantastic future ahead for the club and I wanted so much to be a part of that.
“If you want to achieve the big things, you need 11 leaders on the pitch and to do that everyone needs to take responsibility in their position, bringing everything they have into the team.
“I always like to say whatever you put in, you get out. Spurs has fantastic players, a fantastic manager and a fantastic set-up.”
In a case that seems to be that of trade and barter, Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker-Peters has joined Southampton on a five-year contract
for £12 million after spending the second half of the season on loan at St Mary’s.