There has been numerous midfielders linked with Newcastle in past few months.
According to a report from Tribalfootball, Newcastle are preparing mega offer for Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
The Denmark international joined Tottenham from Southampton for a fee in the region of 16.6 million euros in August 2020. His contract expires in the summer of 2025.
He has two goals and two assists in 31 Premier League games this season.
The 26-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Denmark. His record for Denmark is also impressive. Hojbjerg has scored four goals in 54 matches for Denmark at senior level.
His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Newcastle.
Eddie Howe wants to sign a new midfielder and Hojbjerg is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. He is a known admirer of the player and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him this summer.
The Magpies are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
The former Southampton man can play multiple positions in midfield. He has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.
According to the report, “Newcastle United are eyeing a surprise move for Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. The defensive midfielder has impressed in the Premier League at Spurs for both Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte. Newcastle are ready to spend big in the summer, as they are all but certain to remain in the Premier League. According to Daily Express, Hojbjerg is among the club’s transfer targets, as they look to solidify Eddie Howe’s squad. The Danish international’s interest in the move is unclear, as he is a starter at Spurs, and they are likely to be playing in the Champions League or Europa League next term. Newcastle may have to offer him a significant increase on his wages to make the move appealing.”
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The Magpies might have to pay over the odds to sign the midfielder.
Tottenham would be wise to keep the Denmark international, but if they do let him go expect it to be for a hefty sum.
Good signing for Newcastle United?
Newcastle must improve their midfield options and the signing of Hojbjerg would be a step in the right direction.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has all the skillset required to be a success story at Newcastle. Therefore, it makes sense for Eddie Howe to step up his attempts to bring the Denmark midfielder to Premier League side.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Newcastle.
It will be interesting to see if Newcastle can convince the English outfit to sell Hojbjerg in the coming transfer window.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.