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Leicester City on the verge of agreeing on a deal to sign this £15M centre-back

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Leicester City have managed to get their hands on defender Jannik Vestergaard as Sky Sports are claiming that Southampton have agreed to let him leave.

The report claims: “Southampton have accepted an offer from Leicester for defender Jannik Vestergaard.

“One source has told Sky Sports News the fee is £15m, while a second source has suggested Leicester will pay less than that for the 29-year-old.

“Vestergaard is free to travel to Leicester to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms.”

Jannik Vestergaard a good signing for Leicester?

Leicester City have just lost Wesley Fofana for a significant amount of time due to a broken leg so signing Jannik Vestergaard is a very well-crafted deal for Brendan Rodgers’ side.

The Leicester City boss usually plays with a three-man central defence but with Fofana out, the manager might have had to shift to a 4-1-2-3 system this season.

But now that the club are about to bring in the 29-year-old defender, Rodgers can once again opt for his favourite formation.

Jannik Vestergaard has one more year left on his current deal with Southampton and his current market value is £16.2 million. So, if the transfer is worth £15 million or less then it’s a wonderful deal for Leicester City.

In a recent interview, Hasenhuttl had talked about players leaving as free agents instead of wanting to stay on to become club legends.

The Saints boss had said, as quoted: “Players can speculate about leaving clubs on a free transfer, and thus switch wherever they want.


“It is a problem for the smaller clubs, because we have paid a lot in transfer fees. For Danny Ings we paid a lot of money, and we did the same for Jannik Vestergaard.

“So it is quite difficult to extend with players. Times have changed and it is no longer so interesting for players to become legends in clubs.

“It’s not good for football, but that’s the market, and we have to play the game like other clubs.”

Last season, the centre-forward played in 30 Premier League games for the Saints and he managed to score three goals so he will surely be a fine addition to the Leicester City squad.

Read: Southampton’s team news and predicted XI against Everton.