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Leicester to finalise £12m deal for Liverpool goalkeeper Danny Ward

20 July 2018

He is Leicester's fourth signing of the summer after Ricardo Pereira, Jonny Evans and James Maddison.

Liverpool goalkeeper Danny Ward looks set to join Premier League side Leicester City in a move up to £10m.

Ward's spell at Huddersfield Town helped the club win promotion to the Premier League. Image PA Images
Ward's spell at Huddersfield Town helped the club win promotion to the Premier League. Image PA Images

Speaking in an interview quoted by Sky Sports, Sturridge said: "I see myself staying at Liverpool, hopefully being part of the team week in, week out".

A Wales global, Ward's addition will bring plenty of competition to City's senior goalkeeping ranks as he joins fellow 'keepers Kasper Schmeichel and Eldin Jakupović in Claude Puel's squad ahead of the new campaign.

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Ward has made three senior appearances for Wales, including the 2-1 victory over Slovakia at the European Championships in France back in 2016.

Sources had told ESPN FC that Ward, capped four times by Wales, had a realistic chance being Liverpool's No. 1 goalkeeper this season after Loris Karius' errors in the Champions League final in May. The 25-year-old had been due to start in Liverpool's friendly match against Blackburn Rovers on Thursday night, but has since been withdrawn as talks between the two clubs progress.

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This would leave Ward in a good position as Leicester's number one goalkeeper and he has already shown he has a huge amount of ability as he got Huddersfield promoted in the 17/18 season. "Preseason 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".

It was reported today that the Foxes had agreed a deal with the Reds to bring former Aberdeen keeper Ward to the King Power Stadium.

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Leicester to finalise £12m deal for Liverpool goalkeeper Danny Ward