Leicester City were simply in a much stronger position than Wolves in the race for Jannik Vestergaard, says Express & Star journalist Luke Hatfield.
According to The Athletic, Wolves were keen on signing Vestergaard from Southampton as Bruno Lage looked to bolster his backline.
However, in the end, the 29-year-old centre-back ended up joining Leicester for £15m in a blow to the Midlands club.
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Hatfield believes it is a deal Wolves would have loved to have got over the line, but it was always going to be difficult based on where the two Premier League sides currently are.
“It would have been one which I think Wolves would have really liked to have seen done, but ultimately Leicester are in a stronger position than Wolves in terms of where they’re finishing in the table and the squad that they’ve got,” Hatfield told TT.
“It’s one Wolves would have loved to happen, but Vestergaard ultimately has gone to a team a few steps ahead of Wolves at the moment.”
In defence, Lage has at least been able to sign Yerson Mosquera and Rayan Ait-Nouri permanently.
However, the former Benfica boss will surely want a bit more before the transfer window closes, especially after Wolves’ slow start to the season. His side are yet to pick up a point or score a goal, losing both of their first two games against Leicester and Tottenham.
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