Published: Fri, July 20, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Leciester City agree fee with Wales global goalkeeper Danny Ward

Leciester City agree fee with Wales global goalkeeper Danny Ward

Ward, 25, who has made four appearances for Wales but only managed two for Liverpool, has signed a four-year contract and the Reds have included a 20% sell-on clause in the deal.

While Canaries academy product Remi Matthews is getting his big chance to impress heading into the new Championship season, the loan gloves of Angus Gunn remain big ones to fill after his temporary City return ended in May.

However, Leicester made their move for the Wales global on Thursday and while the fee will remain undisclosed, it has been reported that the Foxes will pay in the region of £12m.

Neil Jones of Goal reports that the Welshman has emerged as a transfer target for the Foxes with Roma looking to sign Kasper Schmeichel.

City also have experienced Northern Ireland global Michael McGovern and 20-year-old academy keeper Aston Oxborough on the books heading into the new season - although it was England Under-21 Gunn who played all bar one game last season.

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.

Liverpool and Wales forward Ben Woodburn is set to travel with Liverpool for their pre-season tour to the U.S., despite loan interest that includes Norwich City.

After loan spells with Morecambe and Aberdeen, his senior debut for the Reds eventually came under Jürgen Klopp in the final weeks of the 2015-16 season in a Premier League clash with AFC Bournemouth, and he subsequently started at Swansea City.

19-year-old Irish prospect Caoimhin Kelleher served a gentle reminder to the public in Liverpool's friendly win against Blackburn this evening.

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