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Leicester secure deal for Liverpool’s Danny Ward

July 19, 2018
Danny Ward
Leicester secure deal for Liverpool’s Danny Ward

As per reports across the English media this afternoon, Leicester City have clinched a deal for Liverpool goalkeeper Danny Ward.

Ward, a 25-year-old Welsh international, has been on the books of Liverpool since 2012, when he made the move to Merseyside from Wrexham as a highly-regarded youngster.

However, despite the Reds having long tried and failed to find a consistent option between the posts, Ward has struggled for game-time throughout his stint at Anfield, sitting behind the likes of Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius in the goalkeeping pecking order at the club.

As such, the shot-stopper was sent out on 3 consecutive loan spells between 2015 and 2017, with his most recent stint away from Liverpool, at Huddersfield Town during the 2016-17 season, having seen Ward impress on his way to 43 Championship appearances.

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But, after returning to Anfield last summer, the 4-time capped international struggled for time on the pitch once more, eventually managing just a solitary appearance in the League Cup over the entirety of the campaign.

As such, it had long been predicted that Ward would finally be moved on on a permanent basis this summer, with recent reports having suggested Leicester City as a potential destination.

And, after a rapid progression in talks between the two clubs today (on the back of Liverpool securing a deal for AS Roma star Alisson), it is now being reported that a deal for Ward to make the move to the King Power Stadium has been struck, with the Welshman set to hold talks over personal terms with the Foxes imminently: #lcfc have agreed a fee with Liverpool for goalkeeper Danny Ward. Coming in as competition for Kasper Schmeichel, not as a replacement. Ward set to meet with Leicester in next 24-48 hours #llfc

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