Leicester has strengthened their defense ahead of the new Premier League season with the signing of Danish international Jannik Vestergaard from Southampton on Friday. Leicester City has signed Southampton defender Jannik Vestergaard, the club confirmed the football transfer. The 29-year-old is moving to King Power Stadium for an alleged fee of GBP 15 million ($21 million) and has agreed to a deal until 2024.
Jannik Vestergaard described the project as “very, very exciting” after signing a three-year contract with Leicester City. After signing a three-year contract with the Foxes the 29-year-old could make his debut against Wolves at the King Power Stadium on Saturday, as per football news.
“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. 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.
Leicester needed cover for the center-back after Wesley Fofana broke a leg in the pre-season, while Jonny Evans missed out on last weekend’s Community Shield win over Manchester City as the Northern Irishman is still suffering from fasciitis. Vestergaard made 79 appearances and scored four goals for Southampton since joining Borussia Monchengladbach in 2018. He played all six Denmark matches at Euro 2020 when they reached the semi-finals.