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Hannover 96 targeting Bayern Munich's Pierre Højbjerg on loan?

There are worse destinations for the young Dane.

Oliver Hardt

A report from Kicker suggests that Hannover 96 are looking to bring in Pierre Højbjerg during the winter break to bolster their midfield ahead of the second half of the season

Apparently, Hannover sporting director Dirk Dufner has already been in contact with Højbjerg's agent Sören Lerby with regards to bringing the young Dane to Lower Saxony in January. Hannover have declined to comment on the story. A move to Hannover wouldn't be out of the question for Højbjerg. We've seen Philipp Lahm, Toni Kroos, and David Alaba leave on loan (before returning) in the past to gain more experience, because they just weren't quite ready for the first team.

There's no doubting that Højbjerg has shown flashes of brilliance when put onto the field by Pep Guardiola, but it's not like he's trying to break into the midfield of a mid-table quality team. He's trying to break into the midfield of one of the best clubs in the world at only the age of 19. It's not an easy task. This is also taking into consideration the fact that Bayern will be returning Bastian Schweinsteiger, Javi Martinez, and Thiago Alcantara to this midfield over the next couple of months. That playing time that he so desperately craves is going to be hard to find.

For him to fulfill the promise to his international coach Morten Olsen of consistent playing time after January 1, Højbjerg will have to move away from Bayern in some capacity as it is the only way to accomplish this.

What do you think? Should Bayern let Højbjerg leave on loan in January if he wants to go?

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