Leicester City Sign Defender Jannik Vestergaard
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Leicester City Sign Defender Jannik Vestergaard

Jannik Vestergaard has joined Leicester City on a three-year agreement from Southampton.

Vestergaard, 29, joined Leicester for training on Thursday after the club's £15 million bid was accepted by St Mary's on Wednesday.

His contract is set to expire in 2024.

Vestergaard is available for selection for Leicester's first game of the new season, against Wolves, on Saturday, after completing his move from Southampton ahead of the weekend.

Speaking to the club website, Vestergaard said: “I’m very happy and I’m really excited to get going. 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.”

Leicester have had a long-standing interest in Vestergaard, having attempted to buy him in January 2020, and have been weighing their options in the wake of Wesley Fofana's injury.

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