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Danny Ward Set to Join Leicester City in £10-12M Deal

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The goalkeeper will get a chance to compete for the number one job—just not at Liverpool.

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Last week, Danny Ward was set to be given the chance to win the number one job at Liverpool. Today, he’s on the verge of joining Leicester City in a £10-12M deal, as far from getting the chance to win the number one job he’s set to leave the club permanently.

According to multiple reports, the clubs have agreed a fee and Ward will now meet with Leicester to discuss his future, and at least for public consumption the Foxes are claiming Ward would arrive to compete with current incumbent Kasper Schmeichel.

However, there have been rumours that Schmeichel is drawing interest from both Chelsea and Roma as a potential transfer target, with Thibaut Courtois set to join real Madrid from the former and Alisson on the verge of joining Liverpool from the latter.

If so, it could mean Ward will get his chance to be a starter somewhere after all—though a week ago, nobody would have guessed it would be with Leicester where the 25-year-old Welsh international would end up getting that chance.

Ward signed with the Reds from Wrexham in 2011 in a £100k deal and had promising loans with Aberdeen and Huddersfield—who he helped to promotion in 2016-17 and who wanted him back the next year—but never managed to put himself in contention at Liverpool.

He made two league appearances in his time at Anfield, both towards the end of the 2015-16 season, recording one win and one loss while conceding four times. He also made one appearance for Liverpool in the League Cup.