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Augsburg want to extend Pierre Højbjerg through next season

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Pierre Højbjerg has been so impressive in his loan to Augsburg that they want to extend it.

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When Bayern Munich loaned Pierre Højbjerg to Augsburg at the beginning of 2015, it was hailed as a fantastic loan agreement for all parties involved. Augsburg love the loan so much, they're already making it clear that they want to extend that loan.

In an appearance on Sky, Augsburg general manager Stefan Reuter said, "Pierre is developing very well. The talks with Bayern will take place after the season. Of course, we are interested that he remains in Augsburg."

For Bayern, they lost Højbjerg's services for six months. However, they were able to find another club (that just happened to be Bavarian) where Højbjerg would find extensive playing time to continue his development.

For Augsburg, they get an extremely talented player with tremendous upside for relatively little. Højbjerg has been a big boost to their midfield in the Rückrunde. Plus, if results go their way on the final matchday, Augsburg will find his way into the Europa League next season.

As for Højbjerg's feelings, he told Kicker earlier in the week. "I would be comfortable if I stayed and I would be comfortable if I went back."

With Xabi Alonso, Philipp Lahm, and Bastian Schweinsteiger all looking their age for long stretches of the season, it will be interesting to see if Pep Guardiola and the board decide to let Højbjerg spend another six to twelve months on loan with Augsburg, or if he'll be in Munich for the start of the 2015-2016 season.