Wolves had a fairly busy previous summer transfer window when it came to bringing new players to the club and moving some out in the other direction.
However, despite the business that did take place at Molineux, the Old Gold didn’t land every player that they were reportedly linked with.
One player, in particular, that was mentioned with a move to the Midlands club that didn’t end up going there, which will now be looked at as a good thing for the club is defender Jannik Vestergaard.
A report from The Athletic back in August listed Wolves, alongside fellow Premier League clubs Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United and Leicester City, who eventually signed the defender from Southampton in a deal worth a reported fee of £15m, as one of the sides interested in buying the centre-back.
Since he made the move to the King Power Stadium, the Danish international, who has been described as being an “imposing” player by journalist Tom Barclay, has only made ten appearances in the Premier League, starting just six of them and picking up two yellow cards, suggesting he’s been a bit of a liability when he has played.
In terms of what he’s done on the pitch for the Foxes when he’s been given the chance, the defender has not yet proved why the club were right to swoop in and sign him in the summer, with WhoScored currently listing him as one of Leicester’s lowest-rated player with a disappointing overall performance rating of 6.44.
Despite having Jonny Evans out injured since December, the former Saints star has only made two league appearances since the start of the current calendar year, meaning that even with another player in his position unavailable, the summer recruit has not been able to convince Brendan Rodgers he has what it takes to be a regular figure for his side.
Taking all of this into account, while the centre-back certainly has enough time ahead of him to turn things around, as things stand, it’s looking like Fosun dodged a bullet by not sealing his signature in the summer.
Even though Bruno Lage’s side conceded three goals in their previous Premier League game against Leeds United after being 2-0 up, their defensive record throughout the entire campaign has been better than most teams around them in the league table, suggesting that many Wolves fans won’t have been regretting the fact that their club didn’t manage to sign Vestergaard when they had the chance.