When Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg joined FC Augsburg on a six-month loan deal in January, it was an exciting move. Undeniably the most talented prospect in the youth system, Hojbjerg was going to be in line for regular minutes at a top end Bundesliga side that is competing for qualification to Europe.
Now after five matches in the Rückrunde Hojbjerg has made five starts, logging nearly 400 minutes of play and slotting easily into Markus Weinzeirl's side. It's easy to classify this as a huge win for Bayern Munich already - and it's been so successful Augsburg are looking to extend the move. Speaking to Sport BILD, Augsburg technical director Stefan Reuter said "We are in constant contact with the management of FC Bayern and will talk to them in the summer. If everyone concerned says that it's a good situation, then another loan makes sense. But to predict it today is too early." Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has only been there six weeks, but Augsburg are already looking to make this a long term loan. That speaks wonders to the quality the young Dane brings to the table with Augsburg.
Luckily Bayern Munich don't need to make a decision for several months and are able to wait and see the hand fate deals Ausgburg in the final 12 matchdays. If Augsburg secure Europa League group stage play, or even more excitingly Champions League play, sending Hojbjerg out on loan for one more season should be an instant no brainer. While the front office could bring him back to Bayern to play a bigger rotational role then he did this year, ensuring that he gets maximum minutes (especially if it's against the level of quality those competitions would bring) is something the club shouldn't pass up for a 19-year-old.If Augsburg drop in the standings and end up outside the European places, there's a big question to be answered in whether Weinzeirl and co. still make sense for Hojbjerg.
Only time will tell on which of these come to pass but Hojbjerg has already found himself in the position where he'll be able to seize onto being a big piece of Bayern Munich's future if he wants it.