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‘That could be crucial’: Ornstein says he’s now expecting PL sides to target £15m Tottenham player

David Ornstein has suggested that there is expected to be Premier League interest in Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in the January transfer window, with Tottenham Hotspur open to selling the Dane this month.

It would perhaps not be a huge shock to see Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg leave Spurs in the coming weeks. The 28-year-old has actually featured in every single Premier League game after the opening day of this campaign. However, he has only started four games for Ange Postecoglou in the top-flight.

With that, there has been plenty of speculation surrounding the former Southampton captain. Napoli are one of the sides linked with a move for Hojbjerg.

Premier League sides expected to try and sign Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Tottenham

But perhaps Hojbjerg could end up making a much shorter move from North London.

Speaking on Rio Ferdinand’s YouTube channel, David Ornstein suggested that Tottenham are looking to bolster

their available resources for this month. Thus Hojbjerg is free to depart.

It’s interesting that he mentioned the possibility of moving to one of Spurs’ elite opponents.

“They want the players to leave.” Hugo Lloris left for LAFC already. That removes his income off the wage bill, which is important in this era of financial fair play, but it also doesn’t generate a transfer fee, he stated.

“They would gladly extend their contract to Eric Dier, who is not involved in the plans and expires in the summer. Moreover, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who might potentially produce a transfer charge for them. And that might be really important.

“Interest in him is anticipated, both in the Premier League and elsewhere.”

Spurs can only let Dane leave if replacements are coming in

In the short run, letting Hojbjerg go is a gamble. Pape Matar Sarr and Yves Bissouma will be absent from Tottenham in the upcoming weeks. Both of them should participate in AFCON 2023 if they are fit.

Spurs’ midfield will become exceedingly light as a result. Thus, if Hojbjerg stays, he might play a bigger part.

He would, of course, welcome the opportunity to start regularly somewhere else. After his £15 million relocation, he has been one for a significant portion of his life. It will therefore have been a challenging season.

Hojbjerg would undoubtedly help a lot of Premier League teams, even though Postecoglou does not have a spot for him in his ideal starting lineup.

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