Despite the pandemic situation, clubs have continuously done their business in the football transfer market and the latest club deal is Tottenham signing Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is the first signing done by Tottenham and it was announced that they paid Southampton about £15million for Denmark midfielder.
The Denmark international was made the Captain of his former club but later replaced by James Ward Prowse when he declared on 30th June 2020 his intention to leave the club.
He parted way the London club on a five-year deal after completing his medicals on Monday.
Mourinho believes that the midfielder is a vital addition to his niche of playing one central midfielder along with the rest of the team.
Hojbjerg made 134 appearances for Southampton after joining from Bayern Munich in 2016 for an estimated fee of £12.8 million.
Why Pierre joined Tottenham
“What was very important for me was that I wanted to play at a club where I could see myself for many years, and Tottenham was just the one,” Hojbjerg told the club’s website.
“I’m very proud, very happy, excited. I think there is a fantastic future ahead for the club, and I wanted so much to be a part of that.”
If you want to achieve the big things, I will like to see eleven leaders on the pitch and to do that everybody needs to take responsibility in their position. Bringing everything they have into the team and I always like to say that whatever you put in you get out” said Pierre.
“Spurs has fantastic players, fantastic manager, a fantastic setup.
“I feel lucky and proud to be a part of it, and I want to give my everything, but I also want to learn a lot, to push for the next step, but still keeping that consistency.”
“The most important part his to be aware of what you need to learn but still also know what is your strength, what you can do well and bring into the team.”
Pierre style fits into Mourinho’s plan
Pierre has the ability to shield the back four in the defense and also provide a lot going forward. He is considered as the specialist that can fit into the strategy of the special one (Mourinho).
Statistics holds that Pierre has 289 passes into the final third which ranks him as the 11th player with such this season. Over 35% of his passes gets to the players in the attack which is reportedly lacking in Tottenham.
Tottenham needs a quality player like Pierre to project the ball forward for the marksman (Harry Kane) to get the goals more as we have seen Mourinho create this style in Chelsea with Ballack, Makelele in the past.
According report analysis, Pierre smothers dangerous flank attacks and countering opposition possession and causing worries for opponents.