Southampton Transfer Update: Hojbjerg set for Spurs medical next week, KWP close to permanent deal and Salisu transfer completed

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is on the cusp of finalising a five-year deal to switch from Southampton to Tottenham Hotspur after weeks of negotiation.

Southampton have accepted an offer of £15m rising to £19m in add-ons for the Danish international, according to David Ornstein.

The 25-year-old has just one year left on his contract and will complete his medical at Spurs early next week.

Hojbjerg was stripped of the Southampton captaincy after revealing his intentions of leaving the club in June.

He joined Saints from Bundesliga heavyweights Bayern Munich in 2016 and registered five goals and six assists in 134 games across all competitions.

Kyle Walker-Peters is set to head in the opposite direction for a reported fee of £12m in a separate deal after impressing during his loan spell at St Mary’s.

Ralph Hasenhuttl has reinstalled Oriol Romeu into the heart of midfield and the Spaniard has comfortably filled the void left by Hojbjerg.

Therefore, Southampton have potentially pocketed £19m and have a replacement within their own ranks. This will enable Hasenhuttl to invest the funds raised by the sale of Hojbjerg in Real Valladolid defender Mohammed Salisu.

Valladolid have agreed a £10.9m deal after Southampton triggered a buyout clause in his contract.

CASTELLON, SPAIN – SEPTEMBER 21: Mohammed Salisu of Real Valladolid during the La Liga Santander match between Villarreal v Real Valladolid at the Estadio de la Ceramica on September 21, 2019 in Castellon Spain (Photo by Rico Brouwer/Soccrates/Getty Images)

The 21-year-old has signed a four-year contract but will undergo a 14-day quarantine period once he arrives to the UK from Spain due to coronavirus control measures.

Salisu conceded 32 goals in 31 appearances in La Liga last and registered 10 clean sheets last term.

Only Athletic Bilbao (38) conceded fewer goals than Valladolid (43) in the bottom half of La Liga.

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