Vestergaard completes £18m Southampton move

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Vestergaard completes £18m Southampton move

The Dane was linked with a move to Arsenal as recently as January and has been added for his “character and leadership qualities”

Southampton have completed the signing of Denmark international Jannik Vestergaard from Borussia Monchengladbach for a reported £18 million (€20m/$24m).

The towering 6ft 6in defender has signed a four-year deal at St Mary’s.

West Ham were believed to be among a host of Premier League suitors for the 25-year-old, who was linked with Arsenal in January.

He arrives in England with a strong reputation forged across eight seasons in the Bundesliga with Hoffenheim, Werder Bremen and latterly Monchengladbach.

Saints boss Mark Hughes praised Vestergaard’s “character and leadership qualities” and the aerial presence he brings to both boxes.

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