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Fulham considering Tottenham’s Hojbjerg as a Palhinha replacement

Out: Atletico. In: Craven Cottage?

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Another out of the blue transfer rumor involving Tottenham Hotspur and another Premier League club! This time, it’s from Craven Cottage — The Daily Mail’s Nizaar Kinsella is reporting that Fulham are considering making an approach for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg should they, as expected, lose Joao Palhinha to Bayern Munich before the close of the window.

In retrospect I should’ve considered the possibility that this would happen. We’ve been focused on transfers from the Premier League to the continent — like General Ho’s longstanding links to Atletico Madrid — and have discounted the possibility that pure necessity might prompt Premier League clubs to actually deal with each other.

This would be a move that would actually make sense and would be a pretty good landing place for Hojbjerg. He would fill that Palhinha shaped hole pretty admirably, actually, and there’d be a decent chance Spurs could get some non-trivial money for him as well.

The flip side is that Hojbjerg apparently wants to move to a team that has European football and Fulham... well, doesn’t. So even if Fulham do decide to make a move there’s no guarantee that he’d agree to go there. That said, Fulham is still a Premier League side, Ho would play all the minutes he wants, and he probably wouldn’t even have to move house.

Let’s see where this goes, shall we? OK. Lets.