Hojbjerg will be in Southampton today to complete a move from Bayern
Pierre Hojbjerg is to have a medical today at Southampton ahead of his proposed move to the Premier League from German champions Bayern Munich, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has revealed at a press conference.
Rummenigge was discussing transfer developments at the unveiling of Bayern's new boss Carlo Ancelotti, who will take over the helm from new Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, who began work in England earlier this month.
Southampton have agreed a fee with Bayern for Hojbjerg
And, after it was reported yesterday by German outlet Kicker that Southampton had had an offer of around £12.8 million accepted by the Bundesliga club, it appears the transfer is moving quickly.
Discussing Munich's transfer dealings, Rummenigge told the press in Germany that Hojbjerg will have a medical today on the south coast.
#Rummenigge on potential ins and outs: "Hojbjerg has gone for a medical at Southampton today. The transfer market is open for a while yet."— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) July 11, 2016
"Hojbjerg has gone for a medical at Southampton today," he said. "The transfer market is open for a while yet."
New Southampton manager Claude Puel has moved quickly to fill the void left in midfield by the departure of Kenyan international Victor Wanyama.
Wanyama has joined Spurs
Wanyama joined Spurs last week for a reported £11 million, and he made his first appearance in Tottenham colours against Nottingham Forest in a behind closed doors fixture on Saturday.
Hojbjerg, who is only 20, will arrive at St Mary's already with an impressive honours list, with two Bundesliga titles, two German cups and a Champions League medal to his name.
Hojbjerg has been schooled by new Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola
The Danish international made 17 league appearances for Bayern during his time in Bavaria, spending last season on loan at Schalke.