Tottenham seal £20m swoop for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton with the Denmark midfielder penning a five-year-deal… and he will wear the No 5 shirt vacated by Jan Vertonghen
- Tottenham have completed the signing of midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg
- The Denmark international has signed a five-year-deal and will wear No 5 shirt
- Hojbjerg, who joins for £20million, is Tottenham’s first signing of the window
Hojbjerg will wear the No 5 shirt after he underwent his medical at the club’s training ground on Monday.
Tottenham have finalised the signing of midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton
The Denmark international has signed a five-year-contract with Tottenham and will wear No 5
Hojbjerg underwent his medical at Tottenham’s training ground in Enfield on Monday
The No 5 shirt was vacant following Jan Vertonghen’s recent departure from the club.
Vertonghen, who is now a free agent, tweeted: ‘This looks sooo weird’ upon learning that Hojbjerg had taken his number.
After completing his move, Hojbjerg told Tottenham’s official website: ‘What was very important to me is I wanted to play in a club where I could see myself for many years. Tottenham was the one. I’m very proud, very happy, excited.
‘I think there’s a fantastic future ahead for the Club and I wanted so much to be a part of that.’
Hojbjerg’s Premier League experience is a key asset as he made over 100 appearances in the division during his four years at Southampton.
A Denmark international who has been capped by his country on 33 occasions, Hojbjerg becomes Tottenham’s first signing of the transfer window.
Hojbjerg commenced his senior career at Bayern Munich, for whom he made 25 appearances. He also had loan spells at Augsburg and Schalke.
Despite interest from Everton, Hojbjerg, who previously captained Southampton, was eager to make the switch to Tottenham.
Everton were also interested in the 25-year-old, but he was eager to make the switch to Spurs