Official: Hojbjerg joins Schalke on loan from Bayern

The 20-year-old midfielder, who spent part of last season at Augsburg, joined the Gelsenkirchen side for the rest of the campaign as he looks to gain first-team football
Bayern Munich youngster Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg will spend the season on loan at Schalke in a bid to get some first-team experience under his belt.

The 20-year-old Denmark midfielder spent the second part of last term on loan at Augsburg, having made 16 Bundesliga appearances for Bayern.

Hojbjerg scored two goals during that spell and set up the winner in a 1-0 victory over his parent club.

"I look forward to this new task until end of season," Hojbjerg said of his new loan deal. "I want to get some match practice."

Bayern sporting director Matthias Sammer added: "This is a very good solution for all three parties.

"We still have very high hopes for Pierre and see his future in Munich.

"But in order to progress he needs match practice, which he should now get at Schalke."