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Højbjerg feels benefit of first season
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg looks forward to his second campaign with Saints.
Watch: Højbjerg on France trip
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg on Saints' visit to France.
Højbjerg named Saints' PFA Community Champion
Saints Foundation choose midfielder for prestigious award.
Højbjerg relishing Chelsea test
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg previews the trip to Stamford Bridge.
Højbjerg: I had to be ready
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg discusses his return to the starting line-up.
Video: Højbjerg previews Chelsea
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg looks ahead to Chelsea.
Højbjerg visits Foundation's disability programme
Watch the Saints midfielder pay a special visit to Saints Foundation's programme.
Puel praises midfield duo
Saints boss on Jordy Clasie and Pierre-Emile Højbjerg.
Højbjerg: Good result sets us up for final
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg discusses Southampton's trip to Sunderland.
Højbjerg: Time to step up
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg previews the trip to Sunderland.
Video: Højbjerg on Black Cats clash
Watch Pierre-Emile Højbjerg preview Saints' visit to Sunderland.
Cup success can be a catalyst, says Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg hopes Southampton can enjoy further success in the Emirates FA Cup against Arsenal.
Video: Højbjerg on Arsenal cup clash
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg looks ahead to Southampton's Emirates FA Cup fourth round tie against Arsenal.
We need to stand together, says Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg has told his Southampton teammates to rally a response in the next week of matches in all competitions.
Video: Højbjerg discusses Burnley setback
Watch as Pierre-Emile Højbjerg reflects on Southampton's 1-0 defeat to Burnley.
Højbjerg: We had opportunities
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg felt it was a frustrating game after Southampton suffered a 1-0 defeat to Burnley at Turf Moor.
Højbjerg: We are together
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg on the togetherness between the players and Saints fans.
Sole focus is on Spurs, insists Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg says Southampton must take one game at time during festive run.
Video: Højbjerg previews Spurs clash
Watch as Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Højbjerg looks ahead to the clash against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.
Højbjerg: Why Saints was right for me
Read our feature interview with Pierre-Emile Højbjerg.
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.
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg Saints HistoryLast updated 21 Nov 2017
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Pierre-Emile Højbjerg BiographyLast updated 09 Aug 2017
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.