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Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg to have Tottenham Hotspur medical on Monday ahead of permanent transfer

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Its happening!

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I wouldn’t dare tell anyone reading this blog that they should start moving. That’d be a bad idea. Don’t move. Don’t even think about moving. Especially now that numerous outlets are reporting that Southampton central midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is set to have a medical at Tottenham Hotspur on Monday ahead of a permanent transfer.

We heard last week that the two clubs agreed to a double-transfer that would send Hojbjerg to Spurs and Kyle Walker-Peters the other way for a total net cost of £3m. The deal is supposedly four or five years and on its own is said to be a £15m transfer fee.

I don’t think anyone considers Hjobjerg, the former Southampton captain, to be an especially flashy signing, but he could very well be a key cog in restarting Spurs’ sputtering midfield machine, and there’s something to be said for that. This is a solid move and I’m looking forward to seeing what he can bring to Spurs’ midfield cohort next season.

Spurs are still looking to bring in players after Hjobjerg, and are looking at fullback options as well as potentially a central defender and a striker to spell — or play with — Harry Kane.