Leicester City signs Jannik Vestergaard from Southampton

Jannik Vestergaard poses after signing for Leicester City at Seagrave on August 13, 2021 in Barrow On Soar, England.

Leicester Reinforced their defence ahead of the new Premier League season with the signing of Danish international Jannik Vestergaard from Southampton on Friday.

The 29-year-old moves to the King Power Stadium for a reported fee of £15 million (€17.6 million) and has agreed a deal until 2024.

“It’s a special club that has done very well over many years and I think the project is very, very exciting, even from the outside looking in,” said Vestergaard on joining the FA Cup winners. IMG-20210813-193904-470

Leicester were in need of cover at centre-back after Wesley Fofana suffered a broken leg in pre-season, while Jonny Evans missed last weekend’s Community Shield win over Manchester City as the Northern Irishman is still suffering from plantar fasciitis.

Vestergaard made 79 appearances for Southampton after joining from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2018. IMG-20210813-193929-715

He played in all six of Denmark’s matches at Euro 2020 as they reached the semi-finals.

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