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Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg reportedly turned down four clubs before opting to move to north London for the summer.
the Star of denmark It could be said that he has been one of the signings of the summer, after making the change from Southampton.
But he did not lack the takers, with the guardian claiming that Everton, Ajax, Monaco and his old club Bayern Munich wanted to get hold of the defensive midfielder.
Carlo Ancelotti’s interest was well known and it seemed at one point as if the 25-year-old was destined for Goodison.
But nevertheless, Spurs pounced on the player to win a £ 15 million deal and Hojbjerg hasn’t let them down.
After fighting in his debut against Everton, the Dane put another Man of the match display at North London derby win over Arsenal on the weekend.
And now the guardian has revealed that José Mourinho was the main reason why Hojbjerg chose Tottenham.
The report claims that signing a midfield destroyer to protect his sometimes fragile back was key for Mourinho.
The Portuguese manager is said to have liked Hojbjerg’s strength of character. Mourinho also felt that the player could prosper in his game system.
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Mourinho’s conversation key
The report adds that Hojbjerg made a decision on a trade to Spurs as soon as he had a conversation with Mourinho.
The former Saints star has formed a destructive partnership with Moussa Sissiko in Tottenham’s engine room.
The duo was back in the limelight when the Spurs returned to the top of the table after the win over the Gunners.
The next step for Tottenham is a showdown with Royal Antwerp for first place in their Europa League group on Thursday.
They then face difficult trips to Crystal Palace and Liverpool before the holiday program begins.
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