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FC Bayern loan Hojbjerg to Schalke

FC Bayern Munich have agreed a season-long loan deal with Schalke 04 for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (20). The Danish international will join the Gelsenkirchen club until the end of the 2015-16 campaign. The parties will sign the agreement after the obligatory pre-transfer medical.

“I'm looking forward to this new challenge until the end of the season,” commented Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, “I want to gain match practice and prove myself for FC Bayern. That's what I want to achieve in Schalke.”

“This is a very good solutions for both, and indeed all three parties,” explained FC Bayern sporting director Matthias Sammer. “We continue to count on Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and we're certain his future lies in Munich. But to develop further he needs immediate match practice which he will get at Schalke,” Sammer continued. “We at FC Bayern have positive experiences with loan spells of this kind in the case of Philipp Lahm, Toni Kroos and David Alaba.”