Happy Monday to everyone, especially Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
Well folks, it looks like Spurs have their first signing of the summer and it could be announced two years to the day since the conclusion of our infamous window of zero signings.
I’m not saying anything.
Right, let’s talk Tottenham, shall we?
It looks like Jose Mourinho has his man and I tell you what, I bet they announce it the second this goes out. Typical.
After a brief flirtation with Everton, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg will be a Spurs player in a deal that will see youngster Kyle Walker-Peters move the opposite way to Southampton.
The move will cost Spurs in total around £3million, which for their priority transfer target, is quite the bargain. Overall, I’m happy. It’s a position we needed cover for and in all honesty, if it stops Moussa Sissoko from starting then I’m all for it.
So, what can we expect from the new man? You can read about him in my latest talkSPORT column here.
RETURN OF THE KING
The big man is back as the club announced last week that Ledley King will join Jose Mourinho’s coaching staff at the club as first team assistant.
I couldn’t be happier to see a proper Spurs man like Ledley come back into the first team dressing room, and I think the team will only benefit from his presence – particularly young defenders Japhet Tanganga and Davinson Sanchez.
Mourinho told the club website that he had built up a good relationship with King during his time so far at the club, and plans on using his ‘insight and experience to support the work they are doing’.
Welcome back, Ledders.
It wouldn’t be Tottenham without being linked with every player under the sun, now would it?
From Bale to Benrahma, we’ve seen just about it all this week and in all honesty I can’t see any of them coming to fruition.
The most likely story for me personally will be the exit of Serge Aurier, with AC Milan the most probable destination for the right-back.
Despite such a move leaving Spurs short of cover in that position, and as much as he has improved for me this season, his frequent mistakes will be something Mourinho will want to stamp out.
Now I couldn’t not write about this one, could I?
As you may have seen this week, Ryan Sessegnon was linked with a move to Ajax on loan and personally, I’ve never wanted a loan move to happen in my life as much as this one.
I couldn’t think of a better place for Sess to go and learn from one of the best academy set-ups in the world, plus get some valuable European experience whilst doing so.
As much as I’d love to see him given a chance at Spurs, I couldn’t think of a better move for all parties right now.