“I don’t think Vestergaard is the type of player Leicester should be looking at” claims former Foxes Winger

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 11:13am

By Josh O’Brien @JoshJohnOBrien1

Ex-Leicester City Winger Matt Piper thinks his former side should steer well clear of Southampton centre-back Jannik Vestergaard this transfer window.

Reports have surfaced over the last 24 hours that Brendan Rodgers has made the Dutch defender one of his main transfer targets.

Leicester are a defender down with Wes Morgan’s persistent injuries, and with Southampton’s recent purple patch rendering them practically safe - they are in a strong position to listen to offers.

Ironically, Vestergaard’s lowest moment in a Saints shirt came against Leicester when he was subbed at half-time during the 9-0 mauling at the hands of the Foxes in October.

Since then, the Dutchman has featured just three times in the league - his most recent outing coming in the 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

Speaking to Love Sport Breakfast, former Leicester City Winger Matt Piper has opposed the pursuit of Vestergaard; “I like Vestergaard but I think he’s found his level mid Premier League table. Now we have Brendan Rodgers in charge, and we are at the top end of the table it looks as though we are going well in the cups.”

“To move the club forward, I don’t think Jannik Vestergaard is the type of player that Leicester City should be looking at - no disrespect to him.”

The reported figure is nearing the £15 million pound mark, just three million less than what Leicester paid for Turkish international Caglar Söyüncü who has been one of the shining lights of their campaign so far. If the Dutchman can hit the heights Söyüncü has Foxes fans will consider it money well spent.

 

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