It looks like last season’s star midfielder is on his way out.
“Tottenham Hotspur are focusing on selling players,” said British media outlet The Boot on Sunday, adding, “Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 28, is one of them. He has been strongly linked with Spanish side Atletico Madrid. He is very likely to leave Tottenham.”
“Tom Barclay has claimed in his ‘Last Word on Spurs’ that Hojbjerg will leave. If Atletico make a formal offer, he believes the move will happen.”
Atletico finished third in Spanish La Liga in the 2022-23 season. Next season, they will be looking to qualify for the UEFA Champions League (UCL). That’s why they’re looking to bolster their roster. Chelsea veteran Cesar Aspilicueta, 33, has been brought in to bolster the defense. They’re also looking to bolster the midfield.
Tottenham midfielder Joivier is on Atletico’s radar. His workrate and tough play have made him a key part of Tottenham’s engine. Since joining Spurs from Southampton in 2020, he has played 145 games for the club. He’s also been injury-prone and has been a regular in the best 11. In 2022-23, he was second on the Spurs roster in minutes played behind Harry Kane (29).
The player is also expected to be positive about the move. “Hojbjerg would be open to a move. He is open to talks with Atletico,” according to the Daily Mail. After finishing the 2022-23 season in eighth place, Tottenham failed to qualify for European competition. 토토사이트
New manager Ange Postecoglou even seems to be looking for a new midfield combination. In the opening game of the 2023-24 season, Spurs started with Yves Bissouma (26), Oliver Skipp (22), and James Maddison (26) in midfield. Mata Papissar (20) came on in the second half. Hojbjerg was included in the roster, but remained on the bench until the final whistle.
“I think it’s time for a change in Hojbjerg’s career, he’s a great player, but resources like Skip and Bissouma are starting to emerge,” added Duburtum.