Leicester City Plotting Double Raid On St Mary's
Thursday, 11th Jun 2020 08:18
Back in January it was a shock that Leicester seemed to want Jannick Vestergaard, now it seems they may return and look for a double signing.
When Brendan Rodgers was linked with Jannick Vestergaard back in January it puzzled Saints fans, the Danish central defender had not exactly impressed during his time at St Mary's and indeed had played in the Saints team that lost 9-0 at home to the Foxes back in October, indeed he had been so poor that he was substituted at half time with Saints 5-0 down.
But it seems that Leicester are still keen on Vestergaard and are also looking to sign Ryan Bertrand whose sending off on that awful night after only 12 minutes sparked a complete collapse.
Ironically they want him to replace Ben Chilwell who scored the "winner" just before the departure of the Saints left back for a tackle not seen by the ref but picked up by VAR.
Saints themselves have opened talks with Bertrand who will turn 31 in August, long term they see Jake Vokins who made an impressive debut in the FA Cup against Huddersfield as the replacement for Bertrand, but they know he is not quite ready to be plunged into the first team full time just yet.
Bertrand has often been linked with a move from St Mary's, he seemed to have an agent keen to get him a move to a top four side and he was linked with more than a couple of the Big Six, none of those vaunted moves turned out to be anything more than media rumours and you felt that Bertrand had lost his mojo realising that he was not going to play for another big club, indeed his unfair axing from the 2018 World Cup squad only added to his scowl.
It will be interesting to see if either of these moves happen, if they did I think not many Saints supporters will be too sad, Vestergaard has never quite clicked at St Mary's and Ryan Bertrand has always seemed to want to leave, to raise some much needed transfer funds from their sale as well as freeing up money that could be used for salaries would be better.
Certainly we need another central defender even if Vestergaard stayed, if Bertrand goes we could easily find an experienced left back for the short term.
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