Tottenham Midfielder Emerges as Backup Option for Borussia Dortmund

  • Dortmund consider Hojbjerg as a transfer alternative.
  • Hojbjerg looking for an exit.
  • The midfielder's contract is about to end.
Tottenham Hotspur's Hojbjerg could play in Germany next season
Tottenham Hotspur's Hojbjerg could play in Germany next season / Justin Setterfield/GettyImages

Tottenham transfer plans are starting to take shape as the club sealed the signing of Leeds United star Archie Gray. And now the club might do further business by selling their first-team midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

Hojbjerg Looking Towards the Exit Door at Tottenham

According to journalist Florian Plettenberg, Hojbjerg is keen to leave Spurs in this transfer window. The Dane has just a year left on his contract and might ply his trade in Germany next season.

Borussia Dortmund have been trying to bring Brighton star Pascal Gross to the Bundesliga. If the move doesn't materialise, BVB have Hojbjerg as one of the backup options.

Hojbjerg has already fallen down the pecking order at Spurs as the likes of Bentancur, Sarr, and Bissouma are preferred by Ange Postecoglou. The arrival of Gray is only going to limit his game time further. With his contract at the club nearing its end, this might be the right time for Spurs to sell to avoid the risk of losing him for free. The money can be reinvested elsewhere.

After the Euros match against England in Signal Iduna Park, Hojbjerg was asked if he would be a Dortmund player next season. The 28-year-old replied, "It's a great stadium, now I'll take a vacation first, then we'll talk about the rest."

Spurs have been linked with Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher. But the price tag slapped on him is proving to be a hurdle as the North London club are looking for a cheaper option. Last month, they missed out on Stuttgart's Hiroki Ito, who was snapped up by German club Bayern Munich.

Tottenham finished last season in fifth place and ceded the final Champions League spot to Aston Villa. They will hope to improve their performance in what promises to be one of the most competitive seasons in Premier League history.