Leicester City have reportedly agreed on a £10 million fee with Liverpool for the transfer of goalkeeper Danny Ward.
Ward has barely played for Liverpool since joining them in 2012. Most of the time, Liverpool loaned him off to other clubs. During the 2016-17 season, he helped Huddersfield Town gain promotion to the Premier League through the playoffs. In both the semi-final and the final, Ward saved penalties.
The Welshman will undergo a medical and discuss personal terms with Leicester City within the next few days. Even though Kasper Schmeichel’s contract keeps him at the King Power Stadium till 2021, there are reports claiming that Chelsea are interested in the Dane. Apparently, Chelsea are entertaining the possibility of losing goalkeeper Thibaut Courtouis to Real Madrid so they have their eyes on Schmeichel and Petr Cech as possible replacements for the Belgian.
Provided Ward comes to Leicester, Schmeichel’s presence will certainly not guarantee him a place in the playing XI. However, he will certainly get more playing opportunities than he got at Liverpool. The 25-year old did not play a single match for the Reds last season.
Ward was also in Wales’ squad for Euro 2016 which reached the semi-finals, starting in their tournament opener against Slovakia.