Liverpool accept huge offer from PL rivals for Danny Ward

Date published: Thursday 19th July 2018 12:41 - Matthew Briggs

Danny Ward

Liverpool have accepted an offer from Leicester for third-choice goalkeeper Danny Ward, according to reports.

Ward will now head to the midlands in the next 48 hours for talks with the former Premier League champions, according to the Telegraph’s John Percy.

The Sun also claim Ward is signing for the Foxes in a deal worth between £10-£12million.

His transfer will complete a remarkable turn of events after he was believed to be in the running to become Jurgen Klopp’s No. 1 last week.

The Liverpool Echo claimed that Klopp has been hugely impressed with Ward since the squad got back together to begin pre-season preparations.

The 25-year-old Wales international  apparently “raised his levels at Melwood” in recent weeks, and they claimed he “could have forced his way into the box seat between the sticks” just ahead of the new season.

That now appears to be completely wide of the mark, with Klopp close to sealing the world-record signing of Alisson from Roma.

Gazzetta Dello Sport did claim on the same day that the Echo had Ward down for the Reds’ new No. 1 that Klopp had made an offer for Alisson, just a few days after Loris Karius’ latest gaffe.

And Brazilian Alisson now has to pass a medical at Melwood today before signing, what is reported to be a six-year deal for a world-record £67million fee.

Percy’s report does also claim that ward will not be a replacement for Kasper Schmeichel, who has been linked with replacing Alisson at Roma.

The Denmark keeper has also been linked with Chelsea amid talk that Thibaut Courtois is heading for Real Madrid.

 

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