Paul Robinson expects to see “a lot of movement” at Everton this summer and has tipped Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg as a potential arrival.
The former Spurs and Leeds United shot-stopper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, was adamant Carlo Ancelotti would be given funds to spend despite the difficult financial circumstances.
The Italian did not make any signings in January – his first transfer window with the Toffees after he replaced Marco Silva in mid-December.
Unknowingly, that could pay dividends for the club with transfer fees expected to drop this summer as teams feel the financial bite of the coronavirus.
Football Insider understands that Southampton are open to the idea of selling Hojbjerg this summer with Spurs joining the Merseyside club in the race for the 24-year-old.
When asked by Football Insider if the Denmark international is what is needed at Goodison Park, Robinson said: “Hojbjerg is an option and there has been talk of him moving to a so called “bigger club” for a long time now.
“I think Everton will be very active in this window given that Ancelotti did nothing in January. He has given all of his players a chance and an opportunity in the second half of the season.
“I do not believe Ancelotti would have taken the job without the promise of funds and the ability to enter the transfer market.
“His time at Everton has been geared towards this transfer window. It is like what Brendan Rodgers did at Leicester when he arrived.
“I expect we will see a lot of movement at Everton this summer.”
Hojbjerg‘s contract expires in June 2021 and the Saints may look to cash in on their captain this summer rather than risk losing him on a free next.
The holding midfielder has made 33 appearances this season and averaged the most ball recoveries per 90 minutes in the division.
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