Jannik Vestergaard is ‘very fond’ of the idea of joining West Ham from Southampton this summer according to a report from Calcio Mercato.
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The towering Saints defender is a transfer target for Hammers boss David Moyes this summer according to a report from The Telegraph.
West Ham appear to be close to bringing Fiorentina ace Nikola Milenkovic to the London Stadium.
That doesn’t mean that Moyes won’t be keen to bolster his central defensive ranks even further still, however.
Jannik Vestergaard keen on West Ham move
The 29-year-old Southampton defender would be a very wise addition for the Hammers.
He is experienced, battle hardened and very strong in the air.
Calcio Mercato claims that the Denmark international will cost around £20 million this summer.
That’s decent value considering the fact that centre-backs can usually play well into their mid-30’s.
The giant 6ft 6in Denmark international has made 79 appearances for the Saints. He has established himself as an important player for Ralph Hasenhuttl at St Mary’s.
Vestergaard made 30 Premier League appearances for Southampton last season. In those outings, the 29-year-old averaged 1.7 tackles, 1.4 interceptions, 4 clearances and 0.5 blocks per game. He also won an average of 3.3 aerial duals per match during that period (WhoScored).
It remains to be seen whether West Ham will be prepared to splash out £20 million on the Dane after signing Milenkovic.
The Southampton would be a very useful addition for the Hammers, however. Just imagine the threat we would possess from set-pieces with the likes of Vestergaard, Tomas Soucek, Angelo Ogbonna and Nikola Milenkovic inside the opposition’s 18-yard box.