Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg: Tottenham complete £15m signing of Southampton midfielder

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has completed his £15m move to Tottenham Hotspur to become Jose Mourinho’s first signing of the summer.

The Danish midfielder underwent a medical on Monday ahead of putting pen to paper on a long-term deal with the club.

The Spurs boss sees Hojbjerg as a key pivot in his team, after impressing in the middle of the park at Southampton. Right-back Kyle Walker-Peters is set to go the other way in a separate deal for £12m.

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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 Mourinho at Spurs, who 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.

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.

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 £12million for his services.

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