Bayern Munich signed Pierre-Emile Højbjerg from Brøndby in 2012 and a year later, he went on to make his debut for their senior team.

The midfielder played under Pep Guardiola for two seasons before being loaned out to Schalke in 2015. A year later, he left the Bundesliga winners for Southampton and has now established himself as one of the key players at St Mary’s Stadium.

During his time with the Bavarian club, Guardiola started the Denmark international in Champions League fixtures against CSKA Moscow and Manchester City during the 2014/15 season.

The 24-year-old sat down an interview with German outlet Sport Bild and while discussing his future plans, he expressed his desire of playing in the Europe’s elite club competition, preferably with Southampton.

“Of course, I can imagine myself playing in the Bundesliga again someday. But my goal is to play in the Champions League. It would be an absolute dream scenario to achieve this goal with Southampton,” he explained. 

Højbjerg’s current deal with the Saints runs until 2021.

Ralph Hasenhüttl has already made clear he would be delighted if the Southampton captain commits his long-term future to the Premier League side.