Bayern prospect Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has expressed his desire to leave the Rekordmeister this summer in hopes of finding a club that is more suited for him. Speaking to Danish newspaper DT, he said "I'm going out and finding the right match, I'll go out and find something that suits me. However, it is clear that it does not need to be a top club. I need to find a place where there is perspective," said Hojbjerg.
Though it looks like the young Dane is set to move on this summer, it doesn't sound like there is much regret on his part in his decision to join the Bayern academy when he was 15. "I'm just happy that I have learned and I am happy that I have got so much in there. I know it is valuable for my future." He goes on to state his desire to play for Bayern, but realizes there are many roadblocks in his way. "Of course I would like to play for Bayern Munich. It is one of the best clubs in the world, but on the other hand there is a way to get there. And maybe we'll meet again."
After having a bit of a break-out season in Pep Guardiola's first season in Bavaria, much was expected of Hojbjerg ahead of the 2014/15 season. Unfortunately, the 20-year-old couldn't secure himself a permanent spot in the first XI, and has spent the last season and a half on loan as a result. His first loan spell, a six-month stint at FC Augsburg, was seen as a success as he helped them secure their first every Europa League spot with this stunning strike and was a crucial member of the first team in the Rückrunde.
His second loan spell, this one in Gelsenkirchen with Schalke 04, proved a bit more difficult to start though he was a consistent member of the first XI in the second half of the season, starting 10 out of the final 12 Bundesliga matches and playing the full 90 minutes in eight of them.
It is easy to forget that even though Hojbjerg was handed his debut by Jupp Heynckes in the treble winning season four years ago, he still won't turn 21 until August 5th. If he can find the right situation, there's no reason to believe he can't turn into the world-class midfielder we all once thought he had the potential to be.