Tottenham complete signing of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. Hojbjerg is Tottenham’s first signing of the summer transfer window.
Tottenham have completed the signing of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton.
The Denmark midfielder has signed a five-year contract after completing a medical on Monday. He becomes Jose Mourinho’s first summer signing, joining for a fee of around £15m plus bonuses.
In a separate deal, 23-year-old full-back Kyle Walker-Peters has gone in the opposite direction – leaving Spurs to join Southampton – signing a five-year deal at St Mary’s after spending the second half of last season on loan with the club.
Hojbjerg made 134 appearances for Southampton after joining from Bayern Munich in 2016, with the Dane going on to become Saints skipper before being stripped of the captaincy in June when he confirmed his desire to leave the club.
“What was very important for me was that I wanted to play at a club where I could see myself for many years. And Tottenham was just the one,” Hojbjerg told the club’s website.
“I feel lucky and proud to be a part of it. And I want to give my everything. But I also want to learn a lot, to push for the next step, but still keeping that consistency.”
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