Juventus want to sign Tottenham Hotspur defensive midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in the January transfer window
Serie A giants Juventus have re-ignited their interest in signing Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. This interest comes after a previous attempt to include him in a swap deal for Arthur Melo.
According to Italian outlet Corriere della Sera, the Bianconeri want to rope in the 28-year-old Danish star in the upcoming January transfer window.
Massimiliano Allegri’s side is actively seeking to bolster their midfield, especially due to uncertainty surrounding Paul Pogba’s availability.
Their current options, including Weston McKennie and Manuel Locatelli, don’t appear to have fully convinced the club, prompting the desire for a new signing.
It has now been stated that Hojbjerg is one of the players on Juventus’ transfer wish list for January.
The Old Lady had previously explored the possibility of signing the Tottenham star in the summer, even considering a swap deal involving Brazilian midfielder Arthur. However, this swap deal did not materialise.
Arthur spent the last season on loan at Liverpool but had minimal involvement in the team and struggled to make an impact at Anfield. He was later transferred to Fiorentina.
Given the South American ace’s lack of impact in the Premier League last season, it wouldn’t hurt Ange Postecoglous’s side to lose out on a player who is out of form. However, the possibility of Hojbjerg leaving the Lilywhites appears to be growing.
In the current season, he has not been named in the starting lineup for any Premier League match, as the manager appears to be pursuing other options in the squad.
While he has been used as a substitute, the player would be aiming for regular game time.
He might be open to a transfer to a European powerhouse like Juventus in search of consistent playing opportunities, even if it requires leaving Tottenham.
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It will also be feasible for the Spurs to sell the Danish ace, whose contract expires in 2025. They could then use these funds to sign a new midfielder.
It will be interesting to see whether these rumours hold any value in the upcoming months.