Jose Mourinho and Spurs complete their first summer signing

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg of Southampton (Photo by Jack Thomas/Getty Images)
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg of Southampton (Photo by Jack Thomas/Getty Images) /

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg becomes a North Londoner after concluding a move from Southampton to Tottenham.

Jose Mourinho and his Spurs committee have beaten Everton to the signing of Pierre-Emile Højbjerg for £15 million on a five-year deal, running until 2025.

This agreement included defender Kyle Walker-Peters heading in the opposite direction to St. Mary’s. We will probably be hearing a lot of these type of deals or similar packages will be arranged between buyers and sellers in the post-COVID-19 transfer window.

"We are delighted to announce the signing of Pierre-Emile Højbjerg from Southampton. The midfielder has signed a contract with the Club until 2025 and will wear the number five shirt.Højbjerg, who turned 25 last week, made a total of 128 appearances and scored five goals during his four-year spell at Southampton having joined them from Bayern Munich in 2016. (Via:"

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Both men enjoyed their last Premier League campaigns as Saints, Pierre more than Peters. In midfield, Højbjerg was an important figure for Ralph Hasenhüttl and Southampton’s brilliant push. They finished in 11th place, just outside the top 10.

This was Højbjerg’s best finish since when he joined the Saints in the 2016-17 Premier League run. Since moving from Germany to England back in 2016, it has been a difficult time, just about staying afloat in the EPL and beating relegation.

Thankfully for the Dane and many other players at the South Coast side, the investment and patients in Hasenhüttl has paid off. It has brought out the better version of Pierre-Emile Højbjerg.

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Countryman and ex-Spurs player, Christian Eriksen approved the transfer all the way from the Italian city, Milan. He feels it was a good move for his international partner and cannot wait to see how he does under the guidance of Jose Mourinho.

Certainly hoping for more to come from Spurs and the Special One. With Europa League in the bag, it could get them some good new faces coming in.