Manchester City will enter the race to sign Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton this summer, according to the Daily Record.
The midfielder has entered the final year of his contract with the Saints, and he has already declared himself ready to take the next career step, indicating that he would be leaving St Mary’s soon. Tottenham Hotspur and Everton have been heavily credited with interest in the 24-year-old’s services, with both Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti believed to be big admirers of his qualities, but it seems City boss Pep Guardiola has his eye on him too. The Catalan tactician worked with him at Bayern Munich, where he promoted him to the senior squad at the age of 17.
Hojbjerg is not quite in the mould of the departing captain David Silva, but he could be a valuable addition to City’s midfield section, providing cover for the likes of Rodri or Ilkay Gundogan. It’s probably worth remembering that Fernandinho is now 35 and like Hojbjerg, he has entered the final 12 months of his contract.
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