Ange Postecoglou and Tottenham could now be presented with £15m transfer opportunity

Tottenham Hotspur manager Ange Postecoglu looks on during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Tottenham Hotspur at Bramall Lane on May 19, 2024 in Sheffield, England.
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Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg's participation at Euro 2024 has now officially come to an end. Following Denmark's progression from Group C after finishing second behind England, the Danes were paired against Germany in the round of 16.

An incredibly tough game for Kasper Hjulmand's team coming up against the host nation, Denmark survived an early scare following Nico Schlotterbeck's disallowed header and went on to trouble the hosts with chances of their own. Tottenham star Hojbjerg, as ever, was a key figure and driving force in Denmark's midfield and he also made life difficult for Ilkay Gundogan and the rest of Germany's midfield with an excellent display.

A controversial couple of minutes at the start of the second half would swing the tie in Germany's favour, though, as Kai Havertz opened the scoring from the penalty spot. After Joachim Andersen had seen a goal chalked off for offside by the smallest of margins, moments later the Crystal Palace defender was adjudged to have handled the ball in the penalty box and Havertz did the rest.

Despite Hojbjerg and Denmark continuing to create chances on Manuel Neuer's goal, most notably for striker Rasmus Hojlund, Jamal Musiala doubled the lead in the 68th minute with a well-taken strike to deliver a hammer blow to the Danes. Following some excellent performances across Denmark's four games in Germany, Hojbjerg's tournament is over and he will now head off on his summer break.

As both Euro 2024 and the Copa America have impacted clubs in the transfer market this summer in regards to both incomings and outgoings, an early tournament exit for Hojbjerg could potentially present Tottenham with an opportunity to speed up a transfer away from the club for the 28-year-old. One thing for sure is that the ex-Southampton man, who is valued at £15million by Transfermarkt, should not be short on options due to his experience and a standout campaign at the Euros.

Previously a regular in the starting XI prior to Ange Postecoglou's arrival at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in June 2023, the midfielder did go on to feature in 36 of the team's 38 Premier League games in the 2023/24 campaign but only eight of those came from the start. Just not the ideal fit for the Australian's system, Yves Bissouma and Pape Matar Sarr moved ahead of Hojbjerg in the pecking order long before Rodrigo Bentancur returned from his long-term injury.

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Despite his lack of starts, the Copenhagen-born player still played a key role for Tottenham across the campaign as his experience to help see a game over the line was a welcome boost from the substitutes' bench. However, that's not the role Hojbjerg wants and a summer exit does look very likely in order for him to go back to starting games week in, week out.

The player's contract status also means that Tottenham do need to part with him this summer or they run the risk of losing him for nothing come the end of the 2024/25 campaign. Monday marks the start of the final year of Hojbjerg's contract in N17.

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Tottenham's first team players are due to start filtering back to Hotspur Way from Saturday, July 6 onwards for pre-season training but it won't be until later in the month when Hojbjerg links up with his club teammates once again as he will now depart for his summer break after a long campaign. The beginning of July should see transfer moves start to ramp up and that could result in Hojbjerg, now that his time at Euro 2024 is over, sealing a move away from N17 after four years in the capital.

So far linked with Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund this summer, a few other clubs may now be keen on securing his services for the start of the 2024/25 season after a very impressive tournament out in Germany. Due to his contract situation, some club is going to pick up quite the bargain this summer when it comes to signing Hojbjerg.