Liverpool star completes £10million Anfield exit

Leicester City have completed the signing of Liverpool goalkeeper Danny Ward.

The Wales international has penned a four-year deal at the King Power Stadium, in a deal believed to be worth an initial £10million.

Liverpool’s £67million purchase of Brazil No.1 Alisson on Thursday night meant that Ward faced falling to fourth choice at Anfield, with Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet also ahead of him in the pecking order.

But having completed a deal for Alisson, Jurgen Klopp has allowed Ward to depart – despite Mignolet’s intention to also quit the Reds this summer.

Ward managed just three first team appearances for the Reds since joining from Wrexham in 2014.

But he was extremely impressive during loan spells at Aberdeen and Huddersfield, whom he helped secure promotion to the Premier League in 2017.

He becomes Leicester’s fourth summer signing, after the arrivals of Ricardo Pereira, Jonny Evans and James Maddison.

The 25-year-old will vie with Kasper Schmeichel for the Foxes’ No.1 shirt.

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

"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."

Leicester chief Claude Puel added: "I’m very happy to welcome Danny to Leicester City Football Cub.

"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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