Manager Ralph Hessen Hotel has confirmed that Southampton defender Jenk Westergaard is preparing to move to Leicester City on behalf of fellow Premier League players.
British media have reported that a 15 15 million (S $ 28.1 million) deal has been agreed for the 29-year-old Danish international, who joined Southampton from Borussia Mچnchengladbach three years ago.
Westergaard played all six games for Denmark in the European Championship in July when they reached the semi-finals, where they lost 2-1 to England at Wembley.
“He’s doing a medical check-up, and when it’s done, the deal is done,” Hassan told a news conference Thursday (August 12th).
“He will go to Leicester, then it is our responsibility to take his place and that is what we will do in the future.
“We have made the squad bigger with the players of the future at this club. There is still a position to be filled because we have lost the junk.”
Last season’s top scorer Danny Ings has strengthened Southampton’s forward line since joining Austin Villa earlier this month, signing Adam Armstrong from Blackburn Rovers and Armando Broja from Chelsea on a season-long loan.
Southampton, who finished 15th last season, will begin their 2021-22 Premier League campaign with a tour of Everton on Saturday.