The Leicester City has formalized the hiring of Jannik Vestergaard until the summer of 2024, in a move that has closed with speed due to Wesley Fofana’s long-term injury. The Frenchman suffered a severe foul in the preseason game against Villarreal and it seems that he will not play again until 2022, so the club needed a new piece for its rotation at the rear.
The 29-year-old Danish center-back comes from being one of last season’s best full-backs in the Premier League, the only player to outperform Southampton’s difficult season finale the previous season. And he transferred his good moment to the Eurocup, where he was a valuable piece within the defensive structure of Denmark, which reached the semifinals of the competition.
A top center back in England
The operation closed at 17.60 million euros, a low price considering that Southampton bought it in the summer of 2018 for 25 million euros and sold it after its best season in England. Another strange decision from the Soton, who also lost Danny Ings in recent weeks.
Vestergaard arrives at King Power Stadium to fill in for Fofana’s resignation and form one of the most powerful rotations in the Premier League this season, alongside Frenchman Caglar Soyuncu and Jonny Evans. A defense at the level of the best in the Premier League and that can give a tremendous competitive advantage to a team that has just touched the Champions League qualification in the last two seasons.
Leicester also completed the signings in this market of Patson Daka, Soumaré and Ryan Bertrand.