Reports suggest Southampton close on Pierre-Emile Højbjerg deal

The Saints have their bid accepted for the Bayern Munich man.

Reports suggest Southampton close on Pierre-Emile Højbjerg deal
Højbjerg set for a new adventure | photo: World Football

Southampton is set to gain the signature of Bayern Munich’s starlet Pierre-Emile Højbjerg in a £12 million deal, with German outlet kicker suggesting a deal is done.

The Danish International was just 17 years old when he first broke through into Bayern’s first team.

Now 20, he is set for a move to the Premier League after a frustrating time of constantly being overlooked by the club, following a loan to rivals, Schalke 04 last season.

Feeling underappreciated

The midfielder clocked up 17 appearances for Munich before making 23 for SchalkeAnd the player’s agent, Soren Lerby has even confirmed that the move to St Mary’s is set to take place and be announced in the next coming days.

Lerby told Eksta Bladet: “Yes, I can confirm that Pierre will switch to Southampton.”

Højbjerg will become the Saints' second signing this summer, following on after Nathan Redmond's arrival from Norwich, and the first of the Claude Puel era.

He will be leaving the Allianz Arena on a permanent basis, following loan spells with two clubs in the last 18 months; FC Augsburg and Schalke.

Southampton's supposed new signing in action. | Image credit: Matej Divizna/Getty Images
Southampton's supposed new signing in action. | Image credit: Matej Divizna/Getty Images

Moving on to progress as a player

The arrival of Renato Sanches added to an already overcrowded group of first-team midfielders, which persuaded Højbjerg that he needs to leave to club if he wants to continue on in his career.

According to reports, the fee will be around £12.8 million for the player who has made 56 Bundesliga appearances and earned 17 caps for his country since making his debut in 2014.

The midfielder looked set to leave Bavaria after telling Danish newspaper BT: "I want to leave and find the right place for me. I need to find something that fits me."

He concluded: "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 old."