Tottenham star ‘enormously seduced’ by Atletico Madrid move with price expected to be less than £60m

Joe Williams
Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg puffs out his cheeks during a Premier League match.

Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has been ‘enormously seduced’ by the idea of joining Atletico Madrid, according to reports.

Spurs have made some additions to their squad this summer with goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario, playmaker James Maddison and winger Manor Solomon all arriving in north London.

They also have a new manager in the form of Ange Postecoglou with the former Australia international looking to improve on their disappointing eighth-placed finish last term.

But Postecoglou’s squad is currently under threat from other teams with speculation swirling that Tottenham owner Joe Lewis has now told Daniel Levy to sell Harry Kane unless he can tie the England striker down to a new contract.

And there are reports claiming that Atletico Madrid have now turned Hojbjerg’s head with Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo insisting that the Denmark international is ‘enormously seduced’ by the idea of moving to the La Liga side

The report adds that, although Tottenham won’t ‘give away’ their midfielder, it is understood that Atletico will not need as much as the €70m demanded by Paris Saint-Germain for Marco Verratti.

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Italian website TuttoMercatoWeb claim that Hojbjerg ‘approaches’ Atletico Madrid and that the Spanish giants ‘continue to work’ towards a deal with Tottenham.

With Atletico already agreeing contract terms in principle with Hojbjerg, it has now been revealed in the ‘last few hours’ that Tottenham are open to selling him.

Kane’s future continues to dominate Tottenham’s summer with Bayern Munich reportedly lodging two unsuccessful bids for Kane so far this summer, but Spurs remain determined to keep hold of their all-time leading goal-scorer.


Tottenham attacker Son Heung-min feels the ongoing speculation surrounding Kane is “not easy” for his team-mate, but has praised the professionalism of Spurs’ stand-in captain.

“Harry has been fantastic for me,” Son told reporters in Bangkok. “He’s always professional, always working hard.

“He’s never showed any thoughts about himself. There’s so much news going around it’s also not easy for him, but he’s captain at the moment and he’s working with the team.

“He doesn’t show any distraction. He loves being here. I love him as a player. I fully respect him.

“He’s one of the best strikers in the world, has been for five, six, seven years in a row. The decision will be between the club and Harry and we have to respect it.

“I can’t say anything about the final decision because I don’t know anything. Probably Harry doesn’t know. We just have to wait.”