Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg to join Southampton from Bayern Munich
By Simeon Gholam
Last Updated: 10/07/16 6:55pm
Bayern Munich midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is set to sign for Southampton in a £12.8m deal, according to Sky sources.
The 20-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Schalke, would become the Saints' second signing of the summer following the arrival of Nathan Redmond from Norwich.
Hojbjerg has spent loan spells at Augsburg and Schalke in the last 18 months and now looks set to leave the Allianz Arena permanently.
The Danish international has seen his chances of first-team of football diminish further this summer after Bayern signed Portugal international Renato Sanches for £30m.
The midfielder spoke of his desire to leave Bayern in an interview with Danish newspaper BT: "I want to leave and find the right place for me. I need to find something that fits me.
"It's clear that it won't be a top club. I want a place where there is a perspective. That's important for me because I've experienced a lot at only 20 years."
The move to Southampton was also confirmed by the player's agent.
"Yes, I can confirm that Pierre will switch to Southampton," Soren Lerby told Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet.