Leicester City’s second choice goalkeeper, Danny Ward, could leave the Foxes on loan according to a report. Here is how the situation stands for the Welsh international.
The King Power club have an interesting ‘keeper situation at the moment. Danny Ward claimed the No.1 shirt under Brendan Rodgers and featured in 26 consecutive top flight games in the worst modern season. The Welshman ultimately lost his spot to Danish goalkeeper Daniel Iversen.
Iversen will likely retain keep the role, hopefully taking over the No.1 shirt to go along with it. As such, there is little space in the squad for a player who wants first team football. To be honest, Ward could be perfectly fine in the EFL Championship, but the Dane has experience there.
Leicester City Welshman’s exit
This story suggests it is unlikely that the Foxes goalie shall leave permanently, with the value of the player in the decreasing post-relegation. However, Leicester may wish to start integrating new players to the team. Jakub Stolarczyk is quickly developing so the Wales international is unlikely to feature heavily.
Instead of a final switch, a temporary exit is mentioned as on the cards to give the player the game time, and LCFC can at least get some finances from the deal while waiting for either a permanent move or a loan to buy offer to come in. Myself, I would offload Ward when the chance comes.
Going into the Championship, Iversen and Stolarczyk should be our main goalkeepers unless a signing is made. Although it seems the Foxes will need to prioritise other positions – particularly midfield and centre back – during the summer transfer window.
Let Foxes of Leicester know what players you feel should join Leicester City, and what fate you feel should befall Danny Ward. Also, let us know if you think it is the time to integrate the Polish youngster while in a lower league.