According to local source the Leicester Mercury, the Black Star is set to complete his move to the Foxes within the coming days, for a fee understood to be in the region of £5 million.
The source report that Danish giants FC Kobenhavn—Amartey’s current employers—revealed on Monday that they had agreed a deal with Leicester for the 21-year-old, and player is heading to England in order to undertake a medial at the King Power Stadium and finalise a deal with the club.
Amartey broke into the Ghana squad during the early weeks and months of Avram Grant’s reign and emerged as an unlikely key performer for the west African giants during their run to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations final at the beginning of the year, even if injury curtailed his progress.
The Denmark-based player is a versatile operator, and while he can provide competition in the heart of the defence—his original position—he would also be another alternative to the likes of Danny Drinkwater, N’Golo Kante or Gokhan Inler in the middle of the park.
The Leicester Mercury’s update would appear to confirm that Liverpool are set to miss out on Amartey.
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According to the Express, Liverpool could be ‘rocked’ by Amartey’s move to Leicester, with the West African also having been linked with a move to Anfield.
Indeed, not only would the 21-year-old represent an excellent long-term investment for the Reds, he could also be another ideal option for the heart of Liverpool’s defence, with Klopp having struggled with injury concerns in the heart of the backline in recent weeks.