Manchester United have been reportedly offered the opportunity to open talks for the signing of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, and it’s understood they are thinking about going for the deal.
The Red Devils have been in the market for a dynamic player to partner Casemiro in the heart of the midfield as well as provide cover for the 31-year-old Brazilian when needed.
Sofyan Amrabat’s name has been mentioned more often than any other midfielder for the role in recent weeks, but United are yet to submit any offer for the Morocco star.
Instead, United are lining up a surprise move for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, The Telegraph (press image provided below) have reported. Tottenham Hotspur are willing to sell the Denmark international who has seemingly lost the starting spot to Pape Matar Sarr under new manager Ange Postecoglou.
Last season, the 28-year-old regularly started in all competitions and impressed with his creative play, ending the season with five goals and seven assists to his name. In contrast, he’s yet to be handed a start in the opening three league games this term.
Erik ten Hag is pushing for another central midfielder and could hand the Dane a lifeline. In what is increasingly becoming a pattern of purchase, the Dutchman has already coached Hojbjerg. The pair worked together at Bayern Munich II back in 2013.
The Old Trafford outfit might have to cough up as much as £30 million to secure his signature, as this is the figure that Spurs accepted from Atletico Madrid earlier in the summer. However, the move collapsed due to a failure to reach a consensus on personal terms. Hojbjerg recently also turned down a lucrative deal from an unnamed Saudi Pro-League club.