New Southampton signing Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg explains how he will fit into side

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The midfielder has completed his move to the Saints from Bayern Munich.

Manchester City's Frank Lampard in action with Bayern Munich's Pierre Hojbjerg

Southampton have completed their second signing of the summer by bringing in Bayern Munich midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and the midfielder has told the club's official website that he believes he can be the perfect fit at St. Mary's.

Following the acquisition of winger Nathan Redmond from relegated Norwich City, the Saints have added a second midfielder to their ranks by signing the Danish international on a five-year deal.

Hojbjerg played just 25 times for Bayern after joining the club's academy in 2012, but impressed during a successful loan spell at fellow Bundesliga side Schalke last term.

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He has now made the permanent move to the south coast of England after holding positive talks with Saints manager Claude Puel and the club hierarchy.

The 20-year-old believes he has the right attitude and attributes to be a big success for Southampton, and told the club's website that he is looking forward to playing under Puel.

Hojbjerg said: "I don’t try to speak about myself but in football I like having the ball and I like fighting on the pitch for my team. I work hard, I’m serious, I’m reliable, I’m loyal and I like winning. For me, winning is what makes the difference from good players to big players, it’s how much you win and what you want to win.

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"I spoke with the manager and it was very positive in his way of analysing my style and the club. Also, his style was very clear and I like that. I like it when somebody has a style that they are clear about and they know what they want as it’s easier to follow and be part of."

Hojbjerg, who has already scored once in 15 appearances for the senior Denmark national side in his young career, is certainly a supremely talented central midfielder.

He has experience of playing in the Europa League with Schalke last term, and Saints fans will be hoping he can deliver on his statement of intent by helping the club compete domestically and in Europe this season.

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