July 20, 2018 / 6:05 PM / a month ago

Leicester sign goalkeeper Ward from Liverpool

(Reuters) - Leicester City have signed goalkeeper Danny Ward from Liverpool on a four-year contract, both clubs confirmed on Friday.

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Championship - Middlesbrough vs Cardiff City - Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough, Britain - October 21, 2017 Cardiff City's Danny Ward reacts after putting a shot wide Action Images/John Clifton

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but British media reported Leicester paid around 12.5 million pounds ($16.41 million) for the 25-year-old.

Ward, who joined Liverpool from Wrexham in January 2012, made only three first-team appearances for the Merseyside club, and was the third-choice keeper behind Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet last season.

“I’ve come here to develop my all-round game and hopefully help deliver some more success,” Ward told the LCFC TV.

“The club has had that in recent years and hopefully there’s more to come in the future.”

Ward, capped four times by Wales, will compete with first-choice Kasper Schmeichel and Eldin Jakupovic in manager Claude Puel’s squad for the 2018-19 campaign.

Leicester kick off their Premier League campaign with an away game against Manchester United on Aug. 10.

($1 = 0.7620 pounds)

Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis

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