Juventus’ interest in Hojbjerg has been well documented but various Italian outlets have revealed over the past few weeks that the Old Lady are not confident about getting a deal for the Dane over the line in January.
This includes an update from CalcioMercato, who suggested last week that the Lilywhites are not open to loaning the 28-year-old out and are insisting on a permanent €30m (£26m) sale.
It was explained that Juve are thus keeping an eye on other alternatives, including Manchester City’s Kalvin Phillips.
Tottenham soften stance on Hojbjerg loan deal
Corriere have now stated that Hojbjerg is ‘liked more than the others’ by the Old Lady, who are looking for reinforcements in midfield.
The report suggests that Spurs are now willing to sanction a loan move to Turin for the former Southampton man as long as it comes with an obligation to buy next summer.
In fact, the outlet adds that Ange Postecoglou’s men would like to close the deal quickly so that they can bring in a suitable replacement in January.
Spurs Web Opinion
Hojbjerg has shown this season that he can be a useful option to bring off the bench when we want to see out a lead, given his experience and tactical acumen.
However, the midfielder’s performance against Wolves on Saturday was a clear reminder about just why he is not a good fit for Postecoglou’s system.
The Dane does not provide enough on the ball, with his passing being quite inconsistent, and he is not the sort of player you want in your side if you are pressing man-to-man, given his lack of pace and athleticism.
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