Amidst reports that Tottenham Hotspur was keen to bring Southampton captain Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, their former striker Darren Bent said he wasn’t sure if the player was the right fit for the club and was a player that would improve the first team at Spurs.
Darren Bent said “If they get Hojbjerg and maybe lose Ndombele, does he make them that much better? Will he be a player other players look at and go, ‘I want to go and play with him?’ I’m not quite sure. When you look at Spurs, and I’m not disrespecting Hojbjerg one bit, he’s had a very, very good season, look at where Spurs have come from in the last eight years or whatever, you talk about Mousa Dembele, Scott Parker, Luka Modric, Wanyama – they’ve had so many very good midfielder players. All of sudden you think, ‘Hold on a second here, yes Hojbjerg’s a very good player but will he make them better where people go Spurs are really serious?’ I’m not so sure.”
Hojbjerg is in the final year of his contract at Saint Mary’s and there have been reports that Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy has told Jose Mourinho to only target players with minimum transfer fees or free agents in order to ensure not a lot of spending is done by the club.