FORMER Premier League defender Alex Bruce has backed Saints and Tottenham to do a deal involving Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Kyle Walker-Peters.

Spurs are said to be keen on landing Hojbjerg this summer, with the St Mary's captain having just one year remaining on his current deal.

Walker-Peters joined Saints on loan in January to fill the void vacated by Cedric, who joined Arsenal until the end of the season.

Daily Echo: Kyle Walker-Peters in action for Saints against Burnley in FebruaryKyle Walker-Peters in action for Saints against Burnley in February

Speaking to Football Insider, Bruce, son of Newcastle manager Steve Bruce, reckons the two clubs should do a part-exchange once the transfer window opens.

He said: “I like Hojbjerg, he’s competitive, he’s a combative midfielder and that would obviously help Tottenham so he’d be a good one for them.

“The coaches at Spurs and that will know what they’ve got and sometimes they can be a little bit of traffic on the old motorway and you can’t find your way into the team because it clogged up.

“If he [Walker-Peters] can go to another Premier League team, get his game time, that will be beneficial to him as well because he’s definitely a prospect.” 

As well as Spurs' reported interest, fellow top-flight side Everton are also said to want to buy Hojbjerg this summer.

The former Bayern Munich midfielder recently signed with 'super-agent' Pini Zahavi.

Zahavi was the man behind Cedric's loan move to Arsenal in January in a deal that surprised plenty of supporters - especially as the Gunners paid a fee and took on 100 per cent of is wages.