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Official: Ghana’s Daniel Amartey joins Leicester City

Official: Ghana’s Daniel Amartey joins Leicester City

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Ghana international Daniel Amartey has officially joined English premier side Leicester City after signing a four year £5m deal.

The 21-year-old, who can play in both defence and midfield becomes the Foxes’ second signing of the January transfer window after securing the £3.7m capture of former Birmingham City winger Demarai Gray.

Daniel told lcfc.com: “It’s a great pleasure to join Leicester City. I know the Club have been interested in signing me for some time and that was a big part of my decision to come here.

“All over Europe, people are talking about Leicester City and how well the Club is doing in the Premier League. The team plays exciting, attacking football and I’m looking forward to being part of it.”

Daniel trained with his new team-mates for the first time on Friday ahead of a Barclays Premier League meeting with Stoke City at King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Amartey, a member of the Ghana squad that finished runners-up at last year’s African Nations Cup, joined the Danish club FC Copenhagen from Djurgårdens in 2014.

Amartey will be the second Black Stars player in the Leicester City team after Jeffrey Schlupp.

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