Southampton have no intentional of shipping summer signing Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, despite his slow start to life in the Premier League, according to former Danish international Moren Bruun.
The former Bayern Munich youngster, who joined the Saints from the German giants over the summer for a fee of around £12m, has found it hard to hold down a place in Claude Puel’s side so far in his time at the club.
Speaking to Danish tabloid Ekstra Bladet (via Sport Witness), Bruun said:
“Pierre-Emile Højbjerg’s development has stalled. He has not moved on this season and in the national team has been overtaken by Thomas Delaney and Lasse Schøne. He has plenty of ball contact and lacks an end product.”Embed from Getty Images
The 21-year-old has shown glimpses of promise for the southerners so far this season, however, with no goals and just one assist in all competitions, time is ticking.
With Oriol Romeu and James Ward-Prowse having really stepped up this season, it is becoming increasingly tough for Hojbjerg to break into Puel’s side on a regular basis.
What do you think Saints fans? Can PEH still become a fantastic player for the Saints? Let us know in the comments below…