Thursday 20 June 2019

Liverpool keeper completes move to Leicester City following arrival of Alisson

Liverpool have agreed to sell goalkeeper Danny Ward to Leicester (Mike Egerton/PA)
Liverpool have agreed to sell goalkeeper Danny Ward to Leicester (Mike Egerton/PA)

Leicester have announced the signing of Wales goalkeeper Danny Ward from Liverpool.

It is understood the transfer fee for the 25-year-old is £12.5million, plus a 20 per cent sell-on clause.

Ward has signed a four-year deal with the Foxes, having fallen further down the Anfield pecking order following the world-record arrival of Brazil international Alisson.

Ward becomes the Foxes fourth signing of the summer transfer window, and will offer competition to Kasper Schmeichel and Eldin Jakupovic.

"I'm delighted to be here and I'm really looking forward to the future with this football club," Ward said to LCFC TV.

"I've come here to develop my all-round game and hopefully help deliver some more success. The club has had that in recent years and hopefully there's more to come in the future."

Ward is set to link up with his new team-mates on Monday for a training camp in Austria.

Foxes boss Claude Puel said on the club website: "I'm very happy to welcome Danny to Leicester City.

"Pre-season preparations have started well for us and with Danny joining the group, it will give us even more competition in the squad, which is crucial for us ahead of what will be another very competitive Premier League campaign."

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