Jannik Vestergaard’s glittering career at Leicester is expected to come to an end in the summer as he ponders a move from King Power Stadium after falling in love with the club under former manager Brendan Rodgers
- Jannik Vestergaard is expected to end his Leicester career in the summer
- The Dane has endured a difficult period at the club since joining two years ago
- Vestergaard has already attracted the interest of numerous European clubs
Jannik Vestergaard is expected to end his unlucky spell at Leicester this summer, regardless of what league the club plays in.
The Dane was bought from Brendan Rodgers in the summer of 2021 after suffering a serious injury from Wesley Fofana but quickly fell out of favor despite the £15million transfer fee.
With his contract now down to a year, 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 after Vestergaard said in an interview it was “strange” that Rodgers was on his signing urged, and that rarely used him.
While everything was taken care of under Rodgers’ replacement Dean Smith, Vestergaard picked up a hamstring injury in a U21 game and will be out for the rest of the season.
Danish defender Jannik Vestergaard will leave Leicester at the end of the season
Vestergaard (left) had a difficult relationship with former Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers (right).
Vestergaard could have left Leicester last summer but turned down a move to Fulham, while Leicester were reluctant to approve a loan deal elsewhere amid interest from Brentford, Nice and Valencia.
Then in January there were offers from Hertha Berlin and Monaco, but Vestergaard was reluctant to leave his heavily pregnant wife in England.
His last appearance in the Foxes first-team was in the FA Cup win at Gillingham on 7 January, one of just three appearances he made this season. Vestergaard’s lack of commitment also meant he missed out on a spot in Denmark’s squad for the World Cup late last year.
Vestergaard’s injury means he will be absent as Leicester attempt to maintain their Premier League status on Sunday. They will almost certainly stay on top if they beat West Ham and Everton fail to take three points against Bournemouth.