Hojbjerg signs for Tottenham – states why he wanted to join Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed on their official website that the club have concluded a deal to sign midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton.

The 25-year-old Denmark international has signed a five-year contract with Spurs and will battle for a starting berth in Jose Mpurinho’s midfield in 2020-21.

Hojbjerg was in the final year of his contract at Southampton, with Sky Sports stating that Tottenham took advantage of this to land the former Bayern Munich man for a bargain £15 million.

The new Spurs midfielder has stated that he wanted to join the North London club after being impressed with the collective vision for the future and desire to fight for silverware.

“I’m very proud, very happy, I’m also very excited to be here – I just want to get going, meet everyone and play football,” he told the club’s official website.

“I like to bring energy, I like to bring wins – hopefully! I just think you get me, 100 per cent.

“I love to be the best team player I can be and I like to make people better, I like to make the team better and I think it’s important to be aware of what your role is, who you’re playing against and what is demanded from you. Many of the small details all go into one big important thing.

“From the first moment I got to speak to the people at the club, the coach, I think it was very clear to me that Spurs is a very big club but also a club with even more potential to reach the ultimate, and I wanted so much to be a part of that.

“I think there is a fantastic future ahead for the club and hopefully for me as well.

“I think Spurs have fantastic players, a fantastic manager, a fantastic set-up and I feel lucky and proud to be a part of it.

“I want to give my everything but I also want to learn a lot. I want to be better and what was very important for me is that I wanted to play at a club where I could see myself for many years – and Tottenham was just the one.

“So I’m very happy and proud to be here. The leaders and the players that we have… world class. And the coach also… world class.

“So again, to learn from them, to play with them and to see how they behave, it’s a dream but it’s also something that you have to learn from and get excited about – and I am, a lot!”

Hojbjerg will be in direct competition with the likes of Harry Winks, Eric Dier, Moussa Sissoko and Tanguy Ndombele for a place in the Tottenham midfield.

The Dane ahs impressive statistics from last season, where his ability to break up the opposition’s possession and accurately pass the ball are clear.

Tottenham fans will hope Hojbjerg’s arrival is the first of a number of new signings at Tottenham this summer, as the club look to revitalise the first-team squad ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.