Soccer News of Thursday, 28 January 2016
Ghana defender Daniel Amartey has been granted his work permit to kick-start his career at high-flying English side Leicester City, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.
The 21-year-old returned to England on Thursday morning following the expiration of his 10-day break.
The Ghanaian has signed a four-and-half-year deal with the joint English leaders from Danish giants Copenhagen.
The Ghana international is expected to begin workout with the club’s physical trainer before he joins group training next week, GHANAsoccernet.com can reveal.
The deal is worth £6million with the Ghana international expected to bolster the squad.
Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri has moved to further strengthen his shock title challengers by adding the hugely talented Ghanaian to his roaster.
Versatile Amartey, 21, is able to play in defence as well as midfield.
He has won six international caps and has played 63 times for his club since joining them in 2014.
Claudio Ranieri finally has his man after raving about his qualities.
The highly-rated versatile Ghanaian is expected to fight for a place in the title challenging Leicester squad.
The African could mark his debut this weekend against Stoke City at the Liberty stadium.
Born in Ghana, Amartey was scouted by current Estonia national team coach Magnus Pehrsson, who signed him for Swedish club Djurgarden in 2013.
After a successful spell with Djurgarden, Amartey joined FC Copenhagen in July 2014, where he made 63 appearances.
He was also part of the Ghana squad that were runners-up at the 2015 African Cup of Nations, losing the final to Ivory Coast after a penalty shoot-out.