Born: 05 August 1995 (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Hard-working midfielder Pierre-Emile Højbjerg joined us from Premier League rivals Southampton in August, 2020.
The Denmark international moved to Bayern Munich from Brøndby IF in July, 2012, making his debut later that season against 1. FC Nürnberg at the age of 17, and in doing so, became the youngest player ever to represent them in the Bundesliga. He was named Danish Talent of the Year in 2013 and started the 2014 German Cup final, where Bayern overcame Borussia Dortmund 2-0 after extra time.
His time in Germany also saw him enjoy loan spells at FC Augsburg, who he helped to Europa League qualification in 2015, and FC Schalke, where he made more than 30 appearances during the 2015/16 campaign.
He made his move to the Premier League with Southampton in 2016, helping them to the EFL Cup final in his first season and was named Club Captain in December, 2018.
He made a total of 134 appearances and scored five goals during his four-year spell at St Mary's.
Højbjerg made his senior international debut for Denmark as an 18-year-old in their 1-0 win over Sweden in May, 2014, and now has more than 30 caps to his name.