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Vestergaard completes move to Leicester

13 Aug 2021
Jannik Vestergaard, Leicester

Denmark centre-back, 29, signs from Southampton until 2024

Denmark defender Jannik Vestergaard has completed a move to Leicester City from Southampton.

The 29-year-old has agreed a deal to remain at King Power Stadium until 2024, signing for an undisclosed fee.

Leicester moved swiftly to bolster their defensive ranks after Wesley Fofana sustained a broken leg in a pre-season friendly with Villarreal last week.

"I'm very happy and I'm really excited to get going," Vestergaard told the club's official website.

"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."

Former Borussia Monchengladbach defender Vestergaard joined Southampton from the Bundesliga side in July 2018.

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He went on to make 72 Premier League appearances for Saints, scoring four goals and contributing to 14 clean sheets.

Vestergaard will join up with his new team-mates ahead of Leicester's 2021/22 opener at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.

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