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OFFICIAL! Tottenham Hotspur confirm transfer of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

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And we got it done early!

Tottenham Hotspur Unveil New Signing Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur have made their first signing of the 2020 summer transfer window, confirming the purchase of defensive midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton.

The deal has been reported by multiple outlets as £15m, with add-ons taking it up to £19m. The add-ons have not been confirmed by the club.

Hojbjerg will wear the #5 kit for the club.

The 25-year-old Danish International made 134 appearances for Southampton after he was purchased from Schalke 04 in the summer of 2016. Hojbjerg, a product of the Bayern Munich youth academy, is expected to slot into the starting XI immediately as the DM in front of the back line.

This is great business for the club. While this isn’t the sexiest transfer out there, it’s arguably the most important one for the club. Spurs have lacked a true defensive midfielder for a while and Hojbjerg ticks all the boxes. He also comes fairly cheap, given the sale of Kyle Walker-Peters is expected to be worth £12m.

Enough analysis from me. Welcome Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg to Tottenham Hotspur!