Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg hasn’t ruled out a move back to the Bundesliga.
The Denmark international has tasted life on the European main stage whilst playing for Bayern Munich, turning in performances against both Manchester City and CSKA Moscow during the 2014-15 season, and would love to return to those dizzy heights with his current club if possible, of whom he is now captain of.
The 24-year-old, who signed for Southampton from Bayern Munich in 2016, also admitted that he could see himself returning to the Bundesliga in the future.
“Of course, I can imagine myself playing in the Bundesliga again someday. But my goal is to play in the Champions League. It would be an absolute dream scenario to achieve this goal with Southampton.”
Hojbjerg’s current contract at Southampton expires in 2021, with manager Ralph Hasenhuttl already stating that he would love the 24-year-old to commit his long-term future to the club.
“We are always in contact with his agent and Pierre knows about his important role for this club. He is the captain of the team and is always the player I have many conversations with. His opinion is important to me also,” said the Austrian (via Daily Echo).
He showed in the last month that he is a real captain and always positive and trying to go forward. This is what we need.”
Since arriving at the club three years ago, Hojbjerg has gone on to establish himself as a key member of the southerners starting XI.
This season especially, under the guidance of Ralph Hasenhuttl, the Dane is flourishing in the centre of the park. WhoScored show that the Scandinavian has averaged 1.6 tackles, 1.8 interceptions and 1.6 clearances per game so far; impressive stats for a man who clearly has big aspirations for the club.
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