21 year old Black Stars defender Daniel Amartey is a medical and personal terms away from joining the swelling ranks of Ghanaian internationals plying their trade in England.
This is after his Danish club, FC Copenhagen, announced that they have agreed a deal with the team having a blistering season in the English Premier League.
FC Copenhagen Chief Executive Anders Horsholt, revealed that the offer from Leicester for Amartey, a mainstay in their team, was too good to turn down.
“We cannot turn down a transfer of this size because, generally speaking, it is the best outcome for Copenhagen,” Horsholt said in a statement.
“We have been very happy to have Daniel here but 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.”
The fee is believed to be in the region of £6m.
Amartey has played 63 games for the Danish side since joining in 2014. He played for Inter Allies in the Ghana Premier League before his move abroad.
Amartey has been capped six times for the Black Stars. The deal would be official pending agreement of personal terms with the club, a medical, and getting a UK work permit.
Leicester have been the revelation of this season’s EPL, maintaining a place in the upper echelons of the table despite only qualifying for the top flight this year. At the moment, they are joint first with Arsenal, both on 44 points.