Leicester City buy Vestergaard – Dane with highest cumulative transfer fee

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Leicester City buy Vestergaard – Dane with highest cumulative transfer fee



The transfer of Jannik Vestergaard within the Premier League from Southampton to Leicester City is now done. Both clubs confirmed the deal on Friday. The 29-year-old signed a contract that will run until Jun. 30, 2024. The Danish national team player, whose contract at the Saints was going to expire next year, will cost £15 million (€17.6m).

As a result, Vestergaard passes Simon Kjær as the Danish player with the highest cumulative transfer in history. Overall, clubs paid €45.65 million in transfer fees for the Milan defender, Vestergaard’s overall transfer fee is now €59.6 million, which sees him move from fourth place to first place. 

Vestergaard 2x on the list: The 10 most expensive Danish players

10 | Philip Billing | 19/20 | Fee: €16.5m

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From Huddersfield to Bournemouth

9 | Pierre-Emile Højbjerg | 20/21 | Fee: €16.6m

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From Southampton to Tottenham

8 | Joachim Andersen | 21/22 | Fee: €17.5m

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From Olympique Lyon to Crystal Palace

7 | Jannik Vestergaard | 21/22 | Fee: €17.6m

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From Southampton to Leicester City

6 | Martin Braithwaite | 19/20 | Fee: €18m

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From CD Leganés to Barça

5 | Thomas Delaney | 18/19 | Fee: €20m

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From Werder Bremen to BVB

4 | Kasper Dolberg | 19/20 | Fee: €20.5m

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From Ajax to OGC Nice

3 | Joachim Andersen | 19/20 | Fee: €24m

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From Sampdoria to Olympique Lyon

2 | Jannik Vestergaard | 18/19 | Fee: €25m

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From Gladbach to Southampton

1 | Christian Eriksen | 19/20 | Fee: €27m

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From Tottenham to Inter Milan

With Jonny Evans and Welsey Fofana injured, the Foxes were desperate to add another defender. While Evans will be out for a few weeks, Fofana will miss months with a complicated broken leg. 

“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,” Vestergaard said in a club statement. “To be a part of it is a big thing for me.”

After Vestergaard departure, Southampton looking for a replacement 

Vestergaard was a permanent starter at Southampton last season and played in 32 games. The center-back also featured in all six of Denmark’s games at the European Championships this summer. Altogether, Vestergaard played 79 games for the Saints, who signed him for €25 million from Borussia Mönchengladbach. “He is headed to Leicester and is now up to us to find a replacement,” Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl said. One possible candidate is former Bayern talent Flavius Daniliuc from OGC Nice. 




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