Hojbjerg Needs To Tell Spurs To Get On With It
Saturday, 1st Aug 2020 08:56
Latest media reports suggest that there is plenty of interest from Premier League clubs and even from Germany, but the player himself want's to go to Spurs, that is fine but he should tell them to stop making laughable offers and get on with it.
Daniel Levy of Tottenham Hotspur is often described as a shrewd operator, but there is a difference between wanting to get the right price and being realistic.
It is well known that Everton came in for Hojbjerg and were willing to match Saints valuation of the player of £25 million, a reasonable price for a player who is being described as Spurs top transfer target of the summer window.
The media are reporting that Spurs offer at the moment is £15 million, a long way short of Saints valuation and indeed an offer that they have on the table.
The offer is also laughable in that it is only a couple of million ore than the £12.8 million Saints paid Bayern Munich 4 years ago, back then Hojbjerg was a 20 year old unknown on the fringes of the German club's squad with limited Bundesliga experience mainly in a couple of loan Spurs.
Now he is an experienced Premier League player with well over 100 Premier League appearances to his name and an established International player with his country Denmark.
So is Daniel Levy a rank amateur or a Del Boy style chancer to try and tell us that having gained all this experience and becoming a better player, he is only worth £2 million more than we paid for him.
It is made even more of a farce in that Levy also seems to want to charge us exactly the same money for Kyle Walker Peters, a player who has barely played any football in his career, indeed, his Premier League career at Spurs is only 2 games more than his short loan spell at Saints.
Older fans will remember that Spurs employed the same tactics 28 years ago when trying to sign Neil Ruddock offering exactly the same fee we had bought him from Millwall for.
So once again here we are left with a sour taste in our mouth's after dealing with Spur's, once described by former Saints Chairman Rupert Lowe as North London Yobbos, although North London Barrow Boys might be more appropriate.
Saints are not trying to stop Hojbjerg leaving the club, in fact quite the opposite, but we are not going to give him away, so far Saints have stood firm and dealt with it in the right manner, they should tell the player and his agent that unless Spurs match Everton's offer then he either goes to Goodison Park or stays at St Mary's, we could probably still get £12 million for him in the January window, although the player himself might find that Spurs have moved on and are not interested.
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