Juventus is currently facing such a challenge as they set their sights on the Premier League leader’s standout midfielder, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. With a price tag of £26 million hanging over the Danish international, a series of intriguing events has unfolded over the past weekend.
The Italian giants have already lost the services of Paul Pogba, the former Manchester United playmaker, who was suspended amid suspected doping breaches. Now, another pressing issue threatens to disrupt their midfield as Nicolo Fagioli may be sidelined for ‘several months’ due to off-field concerns, as reported by Gazzetta dello Sport.
Amidst these tumultuous developments, a Juventus scout was deployed to keep a close watch on Tottenham Hotspur’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. This scrutiny unfolded during Denmark’s triumphant victory against Kazakhstan, where the Danish team secured a 3-1 win during their European Championship qualifying match on Saturday. While the star of the show was undoubtedly former Spurs ace Christian Eriksen, with his ‘divine’ assist taking center stage, Hojbjerg demonstrated his reliability and composure during an unusual 90-minute outing. Under the leadership of new Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou, Hojbjerg has somewhat fallen out of favor, making him an intriguing prospect for the Italian giants.
Tottenham Hotspur has set a substantial price tag of £26 million for Hojbjerg, but Juventus seems to prefer an initial loan deal. This difference in valuation could be a source of tension, echoing the sentiment that dealing with Tottenham’s chairman, Daniel Levy, might be more challenging than imagined. Allegri may soon learn firsthand what Sir Alex Ferguson meant when he humorously compared negotiating with Levy to his hip replacement surgery.