Jannik Vestergaard has signed a three-year contract with Leicester City, and he has described the project as “very, very exciting.” So, among other transfer news football, Leicester City confirm Vestergaard’s football transfer from Southampton.
Leicester City has completed the signing of Southampton defender Jannik Vestergaard, the club confirmed.
The 29-year-old has signed a three-year contract with the Foxes for an undisclosed fee.
However, some reports say the Foxes paid a fee of £15 million for Vestergaard. The player was in the final year of his contract on the south coast.
Having officially secured his transfer, Leicester may now be looking at him to cover for the injured Wesley Fofana.
And indeed, Vestergaard could make his debut for Leicester City as early as on Saturday.
That is when, for their Premier League opener, the Foxes are going up against Wolves at the King Power Stadium.
Leicester City Confirm Vestergaard’s Football Transfer from Southampton
Jannik Vestergaard himself is beyond thrilled to join his new Premier League club, Leicester City, and has said so too.
“I’m very happy and I’m really excited to get going,” he told LCFC TV. “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. To be a part of it is a big thing for me.
“I know a couple of the players, and Kasper [Schmeichel] and Ryan [Bertrand] I know very well and get along with off the pitch, so that’s going to be very easy. Just from my first impression of the guys in the dressing room, they’re a good bunch, and I’m sure I’ll settle in very quickly.
“Vestergaard scored four goals in 79 appearances for Southampton after joining from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2018.
“The club would like to wish Jannik well for the future and thank him for his efforts during his time as a Southampton player,” Saints said in a statement.