The former Southampton man has penned a five-year deal at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after completing his move on Tuesday evening.
It was on Tuesday evening when Tottenham finally confirmed the long-awaited arrival of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton.
Heavily tipped to seal a move to the capital since January, the 25-year-old, amid interest from Everton, penned a five-year contract to commit his long-term future to the Lilywhites.
Catching the eye during his four seasons on the south coast, Hojbjerg fully deserves to take the next step in his career and hopefully it will be at Tottenham where he showcases his best form and realises his full potential.
Perhaps not the most glamorous signing and one fans may not have been very enthusiastic about, the Dane won many over with his first words after joining forces with Jose Mourinho.
“I’m very proud, very happy, I’m also very excited to be here – I just want to get going, meet everyone and play football,” he told the club’s official website following his move to north London.
“I like to bring energy, I like to bring wins – hopefully! I just think you get me, 100 per cent.
I love to be the best team player I can be and I like to make people better, I like to make the team better and I think it’s important to be aware of what your role is, who you’re playing against and what is demanded from you. Many of the small details all go into one big important thing.
“From the first moment I got to speak to the people at the club, the coach, I think it was very clear to me that Spurs is a very big club but also a club with even more potential to reach the ultimate, and I wanted so much to be a part of that. I think there is a fantastic future ahead for the club and hopefully for me as well.
Rated incredibly highly by Pep Guardiola following their time together at Bayern Munich before the midfielder moved to Southampton in 2016, Spurs have signed a winner.
Despite his tender year after only turning 25 one week ago, Hojbjerg leads by example on the pitch and that is exactly why Ralph Hasenhuttl made him captain shortly after taking on the job in December 2018.
The ex-Schalke loanee’s leadership skills will undoubtedly appeal to the head coach given Spurs’ lack of natural commanders in the squad, as well as the fact that he is a typical Mourinho player.
The 57-year-old adores players who give their all and make huge sacrifices for the team, and Hojbjerg will do exactly that.
As he mentioned in his first interview with the club, he loves to be the best team player he can be and also make people and the team better.
It was literally music to the ears of Mourinho and Tottenham fans, with those initially sceptical about his arrival no doubt extremely impressed with what he had to say.
Hojbjerg also waxed lyrical about the coaching staff and his new teammates during his interview, as well as mentioning his desire to improve and become an even better player following his exploits at Southampton.
“I think Spurs have fantastic players, a fantastic manager, a fantastic set-up and I feel lucky and proud to be a part of it,” explained the Danish international.
“I want to give my everything but I also want to learn a lot. I want to be better and what was very important for me is that I wanted to play at a club where I could see myself for many years – and Tottenham was just the one. So I’m very happy and proud to be here.