A report has claimed that Wolverhampton Wanderers are interested in Southampton’s Jannik Vestergaard.

According to The Athletic, Leicester City have made a £15 million bid for the Denmark international, but face competition from Wolves.

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West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur, and two teams from abroad are also said to be chasing.

It seems the Saints will reject Leicester’s bid, with The Athletic saying they are holding out for £18 million.

The 29-year-old is now into the final year of his contract on the south coast.

Southampton, therefore, have a decision to make.

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Vestergaard has been with his current club since the summer of 2018 when he transferred from Borussia Monchengladbach.

It took him some time to adapt to English football, but the star has had a decent past couple of seasons.

Wolves have a well-documented need for a new central defender.

 

Yerson Mosquera was signed at the start of the window, but the 20-year-old will need time to settle in.

Vestergaard would be a great signing

Vestergaard is definitely someone Wolves should be looking to bring in.

He may have his limitations in terms of pace, but that 6ft 6in frame obviously makes him extremely handy in the air.

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He’s great at defending from set-pieces – something Wolves have struggled with in recent times – and is also a threat at the other end. He scored three goals last season.

Not only that, he loves a raking diagonal very much like Conor Coady.

Earlier this year, Vestergaard gave an interview with The Athletic in which he compared himself stylistically to Mats Hummels.

That Wolves might actually be keen should come as welcome news, although beating Leicester to him might be a tall order.

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