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Atletico Madrid plot summer swoop for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

Atletico Madrid are interested in signing Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (Mundo Deportivo – page 18).

Los Colchoneros believe the Spurs star is a cheaper alternative to Mats Wieffer (Feyenoord), Ederson (Atalanta) and Matt O’Riley (Celtic).

Hojbjerg is not in manager Ange Postecoglou’s plans and was supposed to leave the club last summer. Atletico were interested then, but a move was not finalised.

Hojbjerg stayed in London and provided cover in midfield. He started only eight Premier League games.

He is an excellent midfielder who can dominate the centre, winning tackles and breaking the lines. However, he was poor last term, making mistakes in crucial areas.

Atletico can provide an escape route for the Dane, who will likely fall further down the pecking order following the signings of Archie Gray and Lucas Bergvall.

Hojbjerg to headline Tottenham summer exodus

Hojbjerg is one of several Spurs stars set to leave the club this summer as Postecoglou looks to revamp his squad to compete for the Premier League title.

Ryan Sessegnon and Japhet Tanganga have left the club, while Emerson Royal and Djed Spence are expected to follow suit.

Giovanni Lo Celso’s time at the club has ended after failing to find his feet. Manor Solomon and Bryan Gil are also on their way out.

Richarlison could also be sold if a major offer is made. Several Saudi Pro League clubs are reportedly interested in signing him.

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