Danish media outlet BT say in a player ratings piece that Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is capable of being Luka Modric’s replacement at Real Madrid, amid reports. They even suggest a price, in the region of £58million.
Hojbjerg, 27, has made a wonderful start to the 2022-23 season under Antonio Conte. Playing every single minute of Tottenham’s nine games, he has arguably been his side’s best. He is nominated for the Player of the Month award.
On Thursday night, he won his 59th cap for Denmark as they travelled to Croatia in the Nations League. Croatia won 2-1, but he came up against Luka Modric – the man some outlets are reporting he could end up replacing soon.
Croatia opened the scoring; left-back Borna Sosa netting just after the half-time break. Christian Eriksen scored a gorgeous equaliser. But then, Lovro Majer restored Croatia’s lead just two minutes later, eventually winning 2-1.
While BT gave him a rating of just 3/6 stars for last night’s performance, saying it was not his night, they believe he could be Modric’s heir at Madrid. Indeed, BT even suggest a price – just under £60million – for Madrid to buy him.
“Maybe we have the replacement for Luka Modric at Real Madrid right here,” BT report on Thursday evening as Hojbjerg and his Denmark side suffered defeat. The Spanish club is said to be in love with him.
“We can easily understand that. Nominated for player of the month in the Premier League, but unfortunately it wasn’t today that he got the Spaniards to put half or a whole billion for him. Although that should be his price.”
Danish media say Tottenham midfielder Hojbjerg capable of Real Madrid
Could Hojbjerg really leave Spurs for Madrid? Well, the midfielder has a contract at Tottenham until the summer of 2025. Perhaps this season’s successes will determine whether he decides to stay at Spurs – or chance his arm at Madrid.
Of course, Carlo Ancelotti’s side lost Casemiro in the summer and the Brazilian was not replaced. French youngster Aurelien Tchouameni came in – but he is still learning his trade. So, it is a move that has every chance for Hojbjerg.