Leicester City Football Club is delighted to confirm the signing of Daniel Amartey from FC Copenhagen on a four-and-a-half-year contract (until 2020), subject to Football Association, Premier League and international clearance.
Daniel, a versatile Ghanaian international, arrived in the UK this week to complete a medical and finalise personal terms after the two clubs agreed an undisclosed fee for his transfer.
The highly-rated 21-year-old, who operates both in central midfield and at right-back, becomes City’s second new signing this month, following the arrival of another exciting young player – England youth international 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.”
A powerful presence both in midfield and defence, Daniel has impressed in Danish football since arriving in the capital in July 2014. He played a key role as Copenhagen finished second in the Superliga to qualify for the UEFA Europa League during his first season with the club and has helped guide them to the top of the table this term.
Copenhagen recruited Amartey from Swedish outfit Djurgårdens IF, who he joined at the age of 18. He made his senior debut for Ghana against Senegal a year ago and has since featured six times for the Black Stars, where he is an international colleague of Foxes winger Jeffrey Schlupp.
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.