Three reasons West Ham should move to sign Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in January
Despite playing just six minutes of Premier League football all season, Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg was named in the starting XI as the south coast outfit faced Everton at St Mary’s on Sunday.
The Denmark international hadn’t featured from the beginning of a game for the first team since the win against Middlesbrough in May, and it was a rare opportunity for the 22-year-old to impress in the middle of the park with Oriol Romeu suspended and Mario Lemina deemed only fit enough for a spot on the substitutes’ bench on his return from injury.
The former Bayern Munich man certainly took his chance and he was voted as the man of the match by the fans afterwards for his display in midfield, and he will be hoping to have sent manager Mauricio Pellegrino a huge message.
Meanwhile, West Ham United find themselves in a relegation battle right now and new boss David Moyes may be looking to make additions to his squad during the January transfer window in order to try and get his side away from the bottom three.
While the Irons have already been linked with potential deals for the likes of Sporting Lisbon’s William Carvalho and Bournemouth’s Harry Arter, making a move for Hojbjerg instead could prove to be a very shrewd move.
Here are three reasons West Ham should look to sign the Dane in the New Year…