Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg comments on Kasper Schmeichel's advice and leaving Bayern Munich

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

Hojbjerg consulted the Leicester City stopper before making his switch to the Premier League.

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Southampton summer signing Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg said he asked for advice from Leicester City's Premier League winning goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel before making the switch to St Mary's.

The 21-year-old signed from Bayern Munich this summer and said his fellow Dane spoke highly of the league, with Hojbjerg saying the move is a dream come true for him.

Southampton's Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in action

He is quoted in the Daily Echo, saying: "Kasper really recommended [the Premier League], he said it’s a good move but that it’s up to me- that no-one will train for you, nobody will work for you. You will do it.

"He really likes it, but of course he just won the league!"

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney in action with Leicester City's Kasper Schmeichel

Speaking on leaving Bayern Munich to secure his move, he added: "I wanted to make the next move, the next step and they accepted it. It was all peaceful and respectful. It was good."

It is not the first case that has been heard of a player having the league recommended to them by a friend, but it is a brave move for the player to leave a club like Bayern, although the £12.8 million signing is likely to get more first-team football on the south coast of England than with the current Bundesliga champions. 

Southampton's Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in action

He is a highly rated player and as a result there is a fair degree of expectation on his shoulders going into the new season but the Saints have secured a promising player with his best years ahead of him, and he seems to have come to the Premier League with his eyes wide open.

His attitude of going in search of first team football and leaving a place that he said felt like home is also to be commended. It could have been the easier option to stick around at Bayern and not play as many games. It will be interesting to see the kind of effect he has on this Southampton side in the season ahead. 

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