Tottenham sign Hojbjerg from Southampton for reported £15M
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Tottenham Hotspur have won the race for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg's signature.

Spurs confirmed the signing of the Danish midfielder on Tuesday, paying Southampton a reported £15-million fee.

The 25-year-old was the subject of a heftier bid from Everton earlier this summer, but he preferred a move to north London and Jose Mourinho's team, according to Fabrizio Romano of The Guardian.

The arrival of the former Bayern Munich player could push club-record signing Tanguy Ndombele closer to the exit. The Frenchman, who appeared to be at odds with Mourinho during his first season with the team, has been linked with a potential switch to Inter Milan.

Hojbjerg, who made 33 Premier League appearances while playing at the base of Southampton's midfield this past season, should add a steady presence in the center of the pitch for Spurs.

Capped 33 times for Denmark to date, he made 128 total appearances during his four-year spell at St. Mary's Stadium.

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