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Leicester City to sign Ghana defender Daniel Amartey

Leicester City to sign Ghana defender Daniel Amartey

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English Premier League side, Leicester City are set to sign Ghana international Daniel Amartey, the player’s Danish club FC Copenhagen said.

According to reports, the transfer is in the region of £5m and £6m.

Amartey can play in defence or midfield and would join a Foxes team who are second in the Premier League, level on points with leaders Arsenal.

A statement from FC Copenhagen said only a “few minor details” remained to be finalized.

“Daniel has been a role model and a key player for us, and he has improved dramatically and faster than anyone could have expected,” FC Copenhagen manager Stale Solbakken said.

He has handled his success and all the attention extremely well, and it is a dream come true for him to play in Premier League for a club which has targeted him for a longer period.

“We wish Daniel all the best in the Premier League and we are sure he will have a great career.”

The 21-year-old would be Leicester’s second signing in the January transfer window after winger Demarai Gray moved from Birmingham City in a transfer worth £3.7m.

Amartey has won six international caps and played 63 games for FC Copenhagen since joining them in 2014.

He joins Andre and Jordan Ayew as well as Christian Atsu who are all members of the Black Stars playing in the English Premier League.