Bayern Munich Targets Premier League Midfielder As Alternative to Declan Rice

Bayern Munich Targets Premier League Midfielder As Alternative to Declan Rice

Ero Samson
June 16, 2023 at 11:32 AM
  • Bayern Munich are on the look for a defensive midfielder
  • The German Champions are set to miss out on target Declan Rice and Moises Caicedo
  • The Bavarians have their sight set on another Premier League midfielder

Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich are keen on signing Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg this summer after seemingly missing out on Declan Rice and Moises Caicedo.

Bayern Munich manager Thomas Tuchel is reportedly pushing for a new defensive midfielder after missing out on his preferred targets Declan Rice and Moises Caicedo. Rice is likely to join Arsenal soon, while Caicedo has been heavily linked to Tuchel's former club Chelsea.

Bayern Munich, Joshua Kimmich, Bundesliga, Barcelona
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg could be the perfect fit to replace Joshua Kimmich. Image: Johnny Fidelin.
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With Joshua Kimmich's future with the Bundesliga champions up in the air, the club's transfer committee have reportedly earmarked Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg as the new central defensive midfielder for next season.

Hojbjerg had a decent individual season at Tottenham, scoring five goals and providing seven assists in 44 appearances from the centre of the pitch. However, as reported by German news outlet BILD, he may decide to move on after Spurs finished eighth in the league, missing out on European football.

The 27-year-old's contract expires in 2025, which is reportedly why his agent, Pini Zahavi, wants to offload his player this summer.

Hojbjerg’s stint at Bayern Munich

Hojbjerg plied his trade for Bayern Munich between 2013 and 2016 as a youngster, making 25 appearances at the club. He also won four trophies with the Bavarians, including two Bundesliga titles. The Denmark international eventually moved to Southampton in 2016 in search of more game time.

According to Transfermarkt, Hojbjerg played the defensive midfield position for 31 of his 44 appearances last season, which makes this a very interesting proposition — especially considering Hojbjerg’s history with the club.

Hojbjerb could be the perfect fit that the Bavarians need given the current dearth they have in the defensive midfield position.

Bayern to hijack Napoli’s defender

Earlier Sports Brief reported Bayern Munich have entered the race to sign Manchester United summer transfer target Kim Min-Jae and are believed to be in talks with his representatives over a deal.

The South Korean defender cemented his status as one of the world's leading centre-backs with his performances for Napoli during their Serie A-winning campaign of 2022/23.

In addition to the Scudetto, Kim also won Serie A’s Best Defender award, following on from recent winners Kalidou Koulibaly, Stefen de Vrij, Cristian Romero and Gleison Bremer.

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