Bayern Munich midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has revealed he is seeking more regular playing time, which means leaving his current side.
The 19-year-old says he has improved a great deal at the Allianz Arena since he joined the reigning German Bundesliga champions in 2012, making 19 appearances for the first-team so far.
The Denmark international now feels he has to take the next step in his career to further his development.
“I think the time has come for me to go,” he told Kicker.
“I have learnt everything here, Bayern are the best school around, but I feel ready now to take the leap.”
“I want to really get started. The quality of this Bayern team is so high, maybe it’s not the right time for me here.”
“I want to learn, to get better – I need to play matches to do that.”
The teenager’s agent, Soren Lerby, says the will look to make a decision on his future in the coming weeks.
“At the end of November we will sit down together and we will see,” he said.
“It is clear that Pierre need games regularly.”
Hojbjerg may leave the Bavarian giants, with the club’s fellow league sides Augsburg, Hannover 96 and Borussia Monchengladbach having all been linked with the midfielder.