Pierre-Emile Højbjerg Feed
Højbjerg backs Sims to blossom
Pierre Emile-Højbjerg on a memorable debut from winger Josh Sims
Video: Højbjerg on win over Everton
Watch as Pierre-Emile Højbjerg reflects on Southampton's 1-0 win over Everton.
We showed our solidarity, says Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg praises collective solidarity after Everton success.
SAINTS: Everton edition now available
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg stars on the cover of the latest matchday magazine which is now available to buy from saintsmagazines.co.uk
Højbjerg pleased to get another league start
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg speaks about featuring in Southampton's 0-0 draw with Liverpool.
Højbjerg: Liverpool the best I've faced
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg was delighted with a draw against a Liverpool side he felt was the best he has ever faced.
Video: Højbjerg visits Saints Fans in Training course
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg visits Saints Foundation's Saints Fans in Training project.
Puel: Cédric back for Saturday
Claude Puel provides a team news update ahead of Southampton's clash with Liverpool.
Højbjerg returns from international duty
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg to miss Denmark friendly due to a slight injury.
Højbjerg a sub in Denmark win
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg an unused sub in Denmark's win over Kazakhstan.
Four Saints set for Friday internationals
Find out when and where our players are in international action.
Saints stars set for November International fixtures
Find out where the Southampton players on duty are in action.
Fans can be crucial, says Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg says Southampton's fans can play a big part against Inter this week.
Højbjerg: Let's make ourselves heard in Europe
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg gives a fascinating interview ahead of Southampton's Europa League game with Inter.
Video: Højbjerg embracing Inter challenge
Watch Pierre-Emile Højbjerg's interview ahead of Southampton's Europa League meeting with Inter.
Højbjerg named in latest Denmark squad
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg called up for November double-header.
Højbjerg plays an hour of Danish defeat
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg played 63 minutes for Denmark in their 1-0 defeat to Montenegro.
Seven Saints gear up for Tuesday qualifiers
Take a look at the Southampton players international schedule on Tuesday.
Højbjerg and Denmark beaten by Poland
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg couldn't prevent defeat for Denmark against Poland.
Four Saints set for Saturday internationals
Read up on who might be involved in Saturday's internationals fixtures.
Højbjerg thanks Saints fans
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg speaks about the backing of the Southampton supporters.
Video: Højbjerg on Foxes stalemate
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg gives his thoughts after Saints' draw at Leicester
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg Saints HistoryLast updated 04 Dec 2016
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Pierre-Emile Højbjerg BiographyLast updated 26 Sep 2016
Former clubs: Bayern Munich, FC Schalke 04 (loan), FC Augsburg (loan)
As a youth team player he represented BK Skjold and F.C. Copenhagen before moving on to Brøndby IF at age 14.
In 2011, Højbjerg won the Danish under-17 player of the year award; a prize previously won by Christian Eriksen and Nicklas Bendtner who have also played in English football. Former Southampton man Ronnie Ekelund also achieved that honour with Brøndby back in 1988.
Move to Germany
He was signed by Bayern in July 2012, and made his debut for them later that season as a 17 year-old against 1. FC Nürnberg, and in doing so, became the youngest player ever to play for them at first team level in the Bundesliga. It was therefore little surprise that he was named as Danish talent of the year in 2013.
After splitting his time between the reserves and the first team, in May 2014, manager Pep Guardiola handed Højbjerg a start in the DFB-Pokal (German Cup) final which saw Bayern claim a 2–0 extra-time win over Borussia Dortmund.
He finished the 2013/14 season with nine appearances for the first team and four goals from 14 appearances for the reserves.
The following campaign brought his first taste of Champions League football and another dozen or so appearances for Bayern’s first team, before he was loaned out to FC Augsburg whom he helped to Europa League qualification, providing an assist for the winning goal against his parent club in the closing stages of the campaign.
Two goals in 16 appearances for Augsburg set up a season-long loan move to FC Schalke 04 for whom he played over 30 times in all competitions last season including the Europa League, with two goals scored in the Bundesliga.
Back at Bayern, manager Pep Guardiola had been impressed by what he had seen from the Dane and liked his style of play to that of Sergio Busquets for his ability on the ball and natural positioning on the pitch.
Move to Southampton
Although contracted to Bayern until 2018, the departure of his mentor Guardiola to Manchester City, coupled with his own desire for a “fresh challenge” saw Højbjerg scour clubs in Europe to take the next step in his career with.
Having searched for a team that would not only match his ambition but also give him an opportunity to develop, Højbjerg completed a move to Southampton in the summer of 2016.