FC Copenhagen have confirmed the sale of its prized Ghanaian defender, Daniel Amartey to English Premier League side, Leicester City.
The EPL title contenders are believed to have paid £6m to hijack the young Black Stars defender who has been on the radar of Liverpool for quite some time now.
Anders Horsholt, FC Copenhagen’s Chief Executive confirmed the offer and said it was too good to let go.
“It is the best outcome for FC Copenhagen. It is part of our strategy as a club and a company to develop players to a level, where they get so attractive that clubs from the biggest leagues will buy them for large sums of money,” he told the BBC.
Daniel Amartey played for Ghana’s elite league side, Inter Allies FC who were then in Division one before leaving for Swedish, Djurgadens IF after scouts picked him out.
Amartey who is set to fly to England for a medical after which he will sign a contract to complete the move, will add to the already growing number of Ghanaian interests in the EPL.
New teammate at Leicester, Jeffrey Schlupp, Baba Rahman, Andre and Jordan Ayew of Swansea and Aston Villa respectively and Chelsea’s Christian Atsu, are all members of the national team, Black Stars.