Everton risk being replayed, like Moussa Sissoko, in Tottenham transfer battle for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

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In the summer of 2016, Moussa Sissoko wanted an exit from the recently relegated Newcastle United. Despite an impressive Euro 2016 with France, the Magpies struggled to find a buyer for the player who could match his £ 30million price tag.

Then on the day of the transfer deadline, Tottenham Hotspur paid a deferred (BBC) £ 30million to recover the midfielder’s dynamo.

But that’s not the whole story. Tottenham only made the £ 30million move after Everton made the same offer. But with the North London club knowing that the player’s preference was a move to London, they rushed out and got their man.

What is currently happening with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is remarkably similar.

Everton and Tottenham are both linked with the former Southampton captain, who is set to leave the club this summer.

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More as reported by the Liverpool ECHO The idea that Everton put in a £ 25million offer for the player last night is far from feasible. In fact, Everton don’t want to go over £ 14million for the player.

Tottenham also love the player but appear ready to wait for him, with his value likely to drop significantly by January.

So it looks like Everton’s interest is being used again to pique Tottenham’s interest, much like the Sissoko case.

As reported by the Express in 2016, Everton had ignored the repeated calls to Sissoko’s entourage and they soon realized that they were being used to force Tottenham’s hand. It seems that history is repeating itself.

the ECHO Reports that Hojbjerg told Everton he wanted to move to Tottenham. A move to Goodison Park now would be content with the Dane.

But using Everton’s apparent interest to hasten any interest from Tottenham is a smart reflection on the Saints’ part. Everton, must stick to their guns and market value, or simply risk giving Tottenham equivalent fees.

Spurs, on the other hand, need a pony or may wait too long to get their man back.

Much like Sissoko, this one might end up descending on the wire, with someone’s nose bent out of shape.



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