Southampton Preparing For Offers For Vestergaard
Thursday, 29th Jul 2021 12:03
Saints are preparing for an offer or two for central defender Jannik Vestergaard as he enters the last year of his contract at St Mary's, but you get the feeling that the club would jump at the right offer if it came along.
Jannik Vestergaard arrived at St Mary's in the summer of 2018, but throughout most of his time here his performances have been a little underwhelming and indeed a year ago he found himself 4th choice behind Jan Bednarek, Jack Stephens and new signing Mohammed Salisu.
Luckily for him Salisu was not fit for first team football when he arrived and after defeats in both the opening two games of the season Vestergaard found himself in the team.
Suddenly he looked a different player and as Saints stormed to the top of the Premier League he was a key component.
An injury in December disrupted his season and when he returned to the side he never really recaptured his early season form.
But that good form attracted other clubs and surprise surprise Tottenham Hotspur where linked back in January and going forward.
Now the rumours are circulating again and with a year left on his contract expect Spurs to come in with a starting offer than knowing how Daniel Levy operates will probably start with us paying them money.
But like the departure of Pierre Emile Hojbjerg a year ago, you just get the feeling that Saints would be happy for a decent offer to come in.
Mohammed Salisu was signed to replace Vestergaard and with high hopes for Dynel Simeu, the club would seemingly prefer a good transfer fee for Vestergaard now and be able to use it in other areas.
The main hope is that it is done early so that we can put any money received to good use, but that would mean Spurs are out of the running given their preference for doing last day last hour deals to try and get a cut price.
But there are more clubs in than Spurs and there could be European clubs in the mix.
So this is one departure that perhaps like Hojbjerg would be better than keeping the players at the club.
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