Jannik Vestergaard’s fiery Leicester career is set to end in the summer as the 30-year-old weighs up a move away from the King Power stadium
- Jannik Vestergaard is set to end his Leicester career in the summer
- The Dane has endured a difficult time at the club since joining two years ago
- Vestergaard has previously attracted interest from a host of European clubs
Jannik Vestergaard is expected to end his miserable spell at Leicester this summer regardless of the club’s division.
The Dane was bought by Brendan Rodgers in summer 2021 following a serious injury to Wesley Fofana but quickly fell out of favor despite a £15million transfer fee.
Now with just one year left on his deal, both Leicester and Vestergaard are keen to part ways.
The 30-year-old’s relationship with Rodgers – who was sacked in April – deteriorated so badly that he was forced to train alone in March, following an interview in which Vestergaard said it was ‘strange’ that Rodgers pushed his signing and rare. used him.
Although the slate was cleaned up under Rodgers’ replacement Dean Smith, Vestergaard suffered a hamstring injury in an Under-21 fixture, ruling him out for the rest of the season.
Danish defender Jannik Vestergaard is set to leave Leicester at the end of the season
Vestergaard (left) shares a difficult relationship with former Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers (right)
Vestergaard could have left Leicester last summer but rejected a move to Fulham, while Leicester were unwilling to commit to a loan deal elsewhere, amid interest from Brentford, Nice and Valencia.
In January, there were offers from Hertha Berlin and Monaco but Vestergaard was reluctant to leave his heavily pregnant wife in England.
His last first-team appearance for the Foxes was in the FA Cup win at Gillingham on January 7, one of just three he made this term. Vestergaard’s lack of action also meant he missed out on a place in Denmark’s squad for the World Cup late last year.
Vestergaard’s injury means he will miss out as Leicester look to retain their Premier League status on Sunday. They will almost certainly stay up if they beat West Ham and Everton fail to take three points against Bournemouth.
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