Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg: Manchester United method Tottenham for Danish midfielder | Switch Centre Information

Manchester United are understood to have made “preliminary contact” over a deal for Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

Hojbjerg has entered the ultimate two years of his contract and Tottenham would enable him to depart if an acceptable supply got here in.

The Danish worldwide was near becoming a member of Atletico Madrid earlier this window.

The 28-year-old has solely made two substitute appearances for Tottenham this season and has labored with Erik ten Hag earlier than – the Dutchman managed Hojbjerg at Bayern Munich’s reserve workforce in 2013.

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Nubaid Haroon takes a take a look at three midfielders Manchester United might look to signal within the remaining few days of the switch window and the way they evaluate to one another.

He additionally tried to signal him at Ajax earlier than Hojbjerg left Southampton for Tottenham in 2020.

Different choices embrace Fiorentina’s Sofyan Amrabat and Bayern Munich’s Ryan Gravenberch.

Ten Hag likes each gamers and has managed them earlier than – Amrabat at Utrecht and Gravenberch at Ajax.

Pierre Emile Hojbjerg
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has solely made two substitute appearances for Spurs this season

Whereas a deal for Amrabat can’t be dominated out, a lot of the hypothesis over a transfer is emanating from Italy. Amrabat is at present coaching away from the first-team squad whereas he reconciles his future.

There’s nonetheless an opportunity there won’t be any extra main outfield incomings at Outdated Trafford this summer time.

Evaluation: Hojbjerg an odd pivot for Ten Hag


Sky Sports activities’ Laura Hunter:

“On the floor, this looks like a stunning twist within the Manchester United midfield saga, however falls into a longtime sample of Erik ten Hag eager to work with gamers he is aware of.

“It is clear Man Utd want one other central midfielder – definitely Ten Hag has made a case for it – however the purse strings are tight. There have been three incomings at Outdated Trafford this summer time, they usually’ve price near £200m. The remaining finances will not stretch an excessive amount of additional.

“Hojbjerg would possibly, subsequently, match Man Utd’s strained pricing construction, however certainly is not the reply to Ten Hag’s need for a younger, dynamic ball participant.

“Ten Hag made a beeline for Frenkie de Jong final summer time, who does match the meant profile, however would have price considerably greater than most different choices in the marketplace.

“Hojbjerg does certainly supply defensive depth, and is combative and onerous working, however lacks in possession.

“If Ten Hag needs a midfielder who can carry out defensive duties, whereas being able to launching fast counter-offensives in transition, taking part in on the half flip, and discovering inventive options in ahead areas – within the mould of De Jong – he’d be higher off purchasing elsewhere.”

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