Southampton’s Pierre-Emile Højbjerg has changed agents and is now represented by super-agent Pini Zahavi.

The midfielder was previously managed by former Denmark international Søren Lerby and the latter represented the 24-year-old until the end of last year.

Denmark’s BT managed to get hold of the Saints player and he explained the reason behind his decision to collaborate with Zahavi.

“It’s all very simple. I ended my association with Søren Lerby around mid-December. Then I got the opportunity to work with Pini and took that opportunity,” Højbjerg said.

“I am very happy to have Pini on my team. I don’t need to introduce him. His story speaks for itself. He is the master of his profession.”

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The Dane will have a year left on his contract with Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side in the summer. BT aren’t sure if Højbjerg changing agents is to find a new club or sign a new deal with Southampton.

Zahavi can help Højbjerg ‘go one step further in his career’ and the report adds that despite claims Tottenham Hotspur were interested in January, there wasn’t any progress.

Meanwhile, Lerby claims an agreement to extend his association with Højbjerg wasn’t agreed, but doesn’t provide the reason behind the same.

“That’s what often happens in our industry. We no longer cooperate. It’s not like owning one another, but I’ve been doing it with great pleasure for eight years,” Lerby explained.