Saints’ defender, Jannik Vestergaard, is living his dreams after completing an £18million move to Premier League side, Southampton.
Vestergaard joined the PL side from Bundesliga club, Borussia Monchengladbach on Friday.
The 25-year-old towering defender, who stands at a remarkable 6ft 6′, has since put pen to paper on a four-year contract at St. Mary’s.
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Speaking on the move, the Dane says it was a dream come true to finally have the chance to play in the English first division.
“It is the biggest league in the world and a very attractive place to play as a Danish footballer,” he told the club’s official website. “Every Danish guy loves to see himself in the Premier League.
“It has always been a dream – it is a dream – and right now I’m looking forward to it,” he added.
Despite his relatively young age, the defender had eight seasons under his belt, making almost 200appearances at Gladbach and two other Bundesliga clubs, Hoffenhiem and Werder Bremen.
Such experience he believes will help him adapt to life in the difficult and demanding PL.
“I think there is more awareness in the Premier League that will take some getting used to, but experience is always positive, and having about 200 games in the Bundesliga will make it easier for me to adapt.
“I’m quite a big and physical guy, so I’m going to try to help the team in that way.”
Vestergaard, with 16 international caps, was an unused member of the Denmark team which crashed out in the round of 16 at the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
He becomes the club’s fourth signing after the trio of Stuart Armstrong, Mohammed Elyounoussi, and goalkeeper, Angus Gunn and is expected to join his new teammates next week.