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Done Deal: Leicester Sign Goalkeeper Danny Ward From Liverpool

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Danny Ward of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on February 12, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Welsh international goalkeeper Danny Ward has joined Leicester City on a four-year deal from Premier League rivals Liverpool.

Coach Claude Puel already has Denmark’s Kasper Schmeichel as his first choice ‘keeper but the 25-year-old Ward adds back-up.

“Danny joining the group 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,” Puel explained.

Ward, who helped Huddersfield to promotion in 2017, was upbeat on the move.

“I’m delighted to be here and I’m really looking forward to the future with this Football Club”, he said via their website.

“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.”

Liverpool on Thursday signed Brazil goalkeeper Alisson from Roma in a world record deal valued at 72.5 million euros by the Italian club. Prior to Alisson’s arrival, Ward had been talked up as a potential number one for the club, given Loris Karius’ troubles between the sticks.

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