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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in advanced negotiations with Barcelona

In a surprising turn of events, negotiations are underway between Barcelona and Pini Zahavi regarding a potential January transfer for Tottenham‘s midfield maestro, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

Hojbjerg, who boasts an impressive record of 162 appearances for Tottenham, has notched up 10 goals and contributed 16 assists during his tenure. Currently valued at 28 million euros according to, the Danish midfielder’s prowess has attracted the attention of top clubs.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

Tottenham manager Postecoglou, grappling with the absence of the injured Rodrigo Bentancur, finds himself contemplating an increased reliance on Hojbjerg and Oliver Skipp as the new year approaches. Yet, the challenge lies in the fact that neither player perfectly aligns with Postecoglou’s preferred style and tempo of play. Moreover, the prospect of signing another midfielder raises concerns about disrupting the flourishing Bissouma-Sarr axis.

Despite Hojbjerg’s potential departure, it appears that the midfielder’s heart is set on an exit. Previously linked with Juventus, recent developments suggest that a move to Barcelona is emerging as the most probable scenario.

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As the transfer talks unfold

, Postecoglou faces a dilemma. The need to bolster his midfield options becomes apparent, especially with the lingering uncertainty surrounding Bentancur’s return. The potential departure of Hojbjerg, might force Postecoglou’s hand in the transfer market, prompting him to explore alternative options to reinforce his squad.


In this intricate dance of negotiations and team dynamics, the fate of Hojbjerg hangs in the balance, with Barcelona emerging as the frontrunner in the pursuit of the Danish midfielder’s signature. Only time will reveal whether this unexpected twist will reshape Tottenham’s midfield dynamics or if Postecoglou will uncover a suitable replacement to maintain the team’s equilibrium.

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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.

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