Man City ready to rival Tottenham for Southampton’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – Record

A recent report in the British media has linked Manchester City with Southampton’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

Southampton standout

Hojbjerg joined Southampton in 2016 from Bayern Munich.

The midfielder had struggled for any sort of regular football whilst on the German powerhouse’s books.

But after impressing on loan with Schalke, the now 24-year-old was snapped up by the Saints for a fee believed just over £13.5m.

Said fee has proved something of a bargain for Southampton.

Since making the move to England, the deep-lying playmaker has notched over 130 appearances for Southampton.

And up until recently, the Dane was even captaining Ralph Hassenhutl’s men, who have come on leaps and bounds since the start of the current campaign.

Man City join race for Hojbjerg

The reason for Hasenhuttl stripping Hojbjerg of the captaincy is because, according to the Austrian, he told the midfielder that if he doesn’t extend his deal, which has just under a year left, he will not be captain.

But as Hojbjerg enters the final year of his deal, he has seemingly garnered a fair bit of interest from some top outfits.

Tottenham have been linked with the midfielder since back in May, whilst a report earlier this week claimed Dutch giants, Ajax, have joined the race for the Southampton man.

And now, as mentioned above, it seems as though another of Europe’s heavy-hitters have their eye on Hojbjerg.

As per the reliable Duncan Castles, writing for the Daily Record, Pep Guardiola is ready to go head-to-head with Jose Mourinho over the signature of Hojbjerg.

And whilst the report adds that Spurs were confident they could beat Ajax’s offer, City’s interest is said to be a serious concern for the Lilywhites.

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# Team MP D P
1 Liverpool FC 34 49 92
2 Manchester City 34 52 69
3 Chelsea FC 34 17 60
4 Leicester City 34 32 59
5 Manchester United 34 26 58
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 34 8 52
7 Sheffield United 34 2 51
8 Arsenal FC 34 8 50
9 Tottenham Hotspur 34 8 49
10 Burnley FC 34 -8 49
11 Everton FC 34 -8 45
12 Southampton FC 34 -13 44
13 Newcastle United 34 -15 43
14 Crystal Palace 34 -13 42
15 Brighton & Hove Albion 34 -11 36
16 West Ham United 34 -19 31
17 Watford FC 34 -22 31
18 AFC Bournemouth 34 -27 28
19 Aston Villa 34 -29 27
20 Norwich City 34 -37 21
Player Team Goals
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 22
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 20
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 19
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 19
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 16
Aguero, Sergio Manchester City 16
Jimenez, Raul Wolverhampton Wanderers 15
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United 15
Martial, Anthony Manchester United 15
Abraham, Tammy Chelsea FC 14
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 14
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur 13
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 13
Richarlison Everton FC 12
De Bruyne, Kevin Manchester City 11
Jesus, Gabriel Manchester City 11
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 11
Wood, Chris Burnley FC 11
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 10
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 9

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