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Højbjerg: Redmond brings joy for us
Saints captain lauds winger's impact.
Video: Højbjerg reflects on Brighton winner
Watch our interview with the Saints captain.
Højbjerg hails Saints 'DNA' after Brighton win
Saints captain lauds team spirit.
Dramatic draws for Elyounoussi and Højbjerg
Elyounoussi and Højbjerg feature as Gunn watches on.
Saints trio round off international action
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, Mohamed Elyounoussi and Angus Gunn set to feature.
Højbjerg hits late equaliser for Denmark
Saints skipper scores second international goal in draw with Kosovo.
Saints duo begin Euro 2020 qualifying
International action gets under way as Armstrong and Bednarek target three points.
Saints' March international guide
Check out the full rundown of who plays who and when over the coming days.
On This Day: Saints book semi-final berth
We turn back the clock 12 months to Saints' FA Cup progress.
Feature Interview: Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Saints skipper reveals his relentless drive to succeed.
Saints' March international roll call
Find out which senior players will be away with their country this month.
SAINTS: Højbjerg stars in Spurs programme
Saints captain is our feature interview for the visit of Tottenham Hotspur.
Højbjerg: It's not about now, it's where we finish
Midfielder keen to focus on the bigger picture after late Cardiff setback.
Video: Højbjerg rues Cardiff late show
Skipper reflects on painful finale at St Mary's.
Højbjerg "speechless" after Cardiff defeat
Skipper vows to come back stronger after rollercoaster finale.
Hasenhüttl hopeful on Højbjerg
Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl gives team news update ahead of Burnley.
Hasenhüttl pleased to have Højbjerg back
Saints boss on the return of he influential midfielder to his side.
Hasenhüttl: Romeu is a fighter
The Saints boss on the importance of the midfielder in his system.
Hasenhüttl: We can overcome loss of Højbjerg
Southampton manager on replacing the suspended midfielder against West Ham.
Hojbjerg: A “mental boost” from Hasenhüttl
Dane praises immediate impact of Austrian at Saints
Højbjerg hails “special performance”
Skipper calls on Saints to build on Arsenal thriller
Obafemi makes Ireland debut
Young striker involved in Nations League draw with Denmark.
Four Saints in Nations League action
Elyounoussi, Vestergaard, Højbjerg and Obafemi may feature in Monday's action
International round-up: Two Saints in Friday action
Yoshida and Elyounoussi play duration for Japan and Norway.
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg Saints HistoryLast updated 26 Apr 2019
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Pierre-Emile Højbjerg BiographyLast updated 14 Mar 2019
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.