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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.
Four Saints set for international action
Friendlies and UEFA Nations League meetings on Friday.
Saints' November international guide
Your daily breakdown of who plays who and when.
November international roll call
Find out what's at stake for those representing their countries.
Højbjerg calls for "massive reaction"
Midfielder demands vast improvement against Watford.
Højbjerg reacts to difficult day
Midfielder offers honest assessment after City defeat.
Højbjerg apologises for City result
Midfielder speaks from the heart after heavy defeat.
Hughes hails Højbjerg influence
Saints boss on the importance of his returning midfielder.
Højbjerg fit to return for Man City test
Saints have fully-fit squad for trip to Premier League leaders.
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Elyounoussi on target for Norway
Read our round-up from the final day of action during the international week.
Long's Ireland host Wales in Nations League
Seven Saints in action on final day of internationals.
Saturday's international round-up
Elyounoussi's Norway secure narrow victory in Oslo.
Four Saints in international action
Long faces off against Vestergaard and Højbjerg.
Saints' October international guide
Who plays who and when over the coming days?
Højbjerg stunner nominated for Premier League Goal of the Month
Vote for Pierre-Emile Højbjerg's strike against Brighton.
Tactical Watch: Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Tactics writer Sam Tighe analyses the midfielder's growing influence.
Hughes hails Højbjerg impact
Saints boss credits Dane for strong response
Højbjerg: That cannot happen
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg gives his thoughts after Brighton.
Højbjerg reacts to Brighton draw
Danish midfielder on a disappointing night.
Hughes praises midfield duo
Saints boss on contribution of Pierre-Emile Højbjerg and Mario Lemina.
Højbjerg: Win the perfect medicine
The midfielder reflects on a morale-boosting first success of the Premier League season
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg Saints HistoryLast updated 21 Nov 2018
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Pierre-Emile Højbjerg BiographyLast updated 03 Aug 2018
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.