Can Eriksen convince this wantaway Bayern Munich teenager to join Tottenham?

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Bayern Munich youngster Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg says he wants to leave the club in the near future.

Tottenham are widely expected to embark on a complete overhaul of their squad in the coming months, and their first opportunity to clear out the dead wood arrives in January.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino has struggled during his time at White Hart Lane so far, collecting just 14 points from the first 11 games of the Premier League season, losing four home games in that spell already.

The likes of Kyle Naughton, Vlad Chiriches, Paulinho, Mousa Dembele, Aaron Lennon, Andros Townsend, Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor have all been linked with January departures from White Hart Lane, with Pochettino looking to bring in more of his own players.

Yet he should be receiving a recommendation from one of his star players, as Christian Eriksen's Denmark team mate Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has admitted that he wants to leave Bayern Munich.

"I think the time has come for me to go a different way," Hojbjerg told Kicker magazine. "I have learnt everything here - Bayern are the best school around - but I feel ready now to take the leap."

The 19-year-old midfielder is behind the likes of Xabi Alonso, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Sebastian Rode, Mario Gotze and even Philip Lahm in the pecking order under Pep Guardiola, and is unsurprisingly looking for first team football.

A number of Bundesliga clubs want to keep him in Germany, but Eriksen should be doing his best to push his international team mate in the direction of North London.

Teenager Hojbjerg is strong and possesses good passing, and has already earned five caps for Denmark, playing alongside Spurs star Eriksen in midfield.

Manager Pochettino has always placed his faith in youth ever since his days as Espanyol manager, and that came to the fore during his time at Southampton too.

If he does choose to sell the likes of Dembele and Paulinho, adding another central midfielder will become important, and Hojbjerg has the potential to be a star - something that shouldn't be ignored.

It's rare to find a player trusted by Guardiola looking for an early exit, but that just serves to show how promising Hojbjerg is. He's played eight games this season for Bayern, which is an impressive amount considering his inexperience.

Spurs should be willing to take a chance on his considerable potential, and the presence of Eriksen at White Hart Lane could tempt him into a move to North London - hopefully Pochettino is paying attention to the situation.

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