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Leicester City agree deal for Liverpool goalkeeper Danny Ward as Reds close in on Alisson


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The 25-year-old is to join the Foxes after making just three appearances in six years at Anfield

Danny Ward is set to leave Liverpool for Leicester City.

The Foxes have had an offer – understood to be in the region of £12million – accepted for the goalkeeper and he is to discuss personal terms with the club within the next 24 hours.

Ward had been due to start for Liverpool in their pre-season clash with Blackburn at Ewood Park on Thursday night.

But with the Reds closing in on a £67million deal for Roma goalkeeper Alisson, Ward is now heading for the Anfield exit.

The 25-year-old has only made three first-team appearances for Liverpool since joining the club in 2012.

He spent the 2016/17 campaign on loan at Huddersfield Town, and played a key role in the Terriers’ promotion to the Premier League.

Ward returned to Liverpool at the start of last season but was only Jurgen Klopp’s third-choice goalkeeper, behind Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet.

Danny Ward has made just three appearances in six years at Anfield

Danny Ward has made just three appearances in six years at Anfield

Reports last week suggested Ward could be given his chance to become Liverpool’s number one, with doubts over the futures of Karius and Mignolet.

But the imminent arrival of Alisson from Roma have ended his hopes of making his mark at Anfield and he is now bound for Leicester.

Ward is not expected to be a replacement for Kasper Schmeichel.

Leicester are keen to keep their Danish goalkeeper despite reported interest from Chelsea and see Ward as good competition.

As he heads out of Liverpool, Alisson is set to arrive.

The Brazil number one has cut short his holiday to fly to Merseyside for a medical ahead of a move that could cost the Reds £67million.





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