Leicester City Sign Jannik Vestergaard

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Leicester City have signed Southampton defender Jannik Vestergaard after the two clubs agreed a reported £15 million deal for the 29-year-old.

Southampton have been one of the busiest Premier League sides this summer in terms of transfers in and out of the club and now must sign a replacement for Vestergaard before the deadline later this month.

Leicester City Agree Deal for Southampton Defender Jannik Vestergaard

Vestergaard Leaving Southampton After Thee-Year Stay

Vestergaard’s move to Leicester brings to an end his three-year association with Southampton. The Denmark international moved to the Premier League in 2018 from Borussia Monchengladbach and will hope to help his new club push for a place in the Champions League once the new campaign gets underway.

The signing of Vestergaard has taken on increased importance to Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester side following the seious injury suffered by Wesley Fofana in pre-season.

Fofana will be out of action until the new year after breaking his leg during a friendly game with Europa League winners Villarreal.

Ralph Hasenhuttl Says Saints Must Sign a Replacement for Vestergaard

The loss of Vestergaard – who played in all of Denmark’s matches as they reached the semi-finals of Euro 2020 this summer – is a big one for Southampton, and his absence will be felt more heavily if the club fails to find a replacement this month.

Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has said his side will look to sign a new centre-back, telling the media: “He will go to Leicester, then it is for us to replace him and this is what we will do in the future.”

Vestergaard made 30 top-flight appearances for the Saints last season, scoring 3 goals.

Hasenhuttl added: “We’ve made the squad bigger, with players with a future at this club,” said Hasenhuttl. “There is still one position to fill because we have lost Jannik.”

 

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