£14m Leicester star set to leave as he’s not in Maresca’s plans

Leicester City goalkeeper Danny Ward (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)
Leicester City goalkeeper Danny Ward (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images) /

A Leicester City star signed for £14 million is now set to leave as he’s not in Foxes head coach Enzo Maresca’s team plans.

Danny Ward has suffered and been out in the cold at times during his Leicester career. He’s also been valued on occasions after penalty-saving heroics and some very impressive shot-stopping. However, more supposedly top tier goalkeepers will continue to fall to the sword as expectant bosses see the obvious requirement for ball-playing stoppers.

Ward is clearly unwanted or massively out of favour on Filbert Way, and rightly so. Just as expected by many supporters, an LCFC expert has confirmed that he suspects the Welshman is about to depart the club.

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During his pre-match press conferences, Maresca has discussed a need for three, even four signings. Before the capture of Akgun – who arrived on a loan with a potential for permanent residence – the Italian gaffer said that wingers were needed. Yes, that statement was plural concerning required wingmen. So one isn’t enough following the Galatasaray man’s move.

Enter Issahaku Fatawu. The attacking midfielder, who can play on the wing, is thought to be closing in on a move to King Power Stadium. Even though the Turkey international has now joined the east Midlands side – he seemed to enjoy his first Foxes training session on Sunday – a further winger is wanted and now appears to be on his way to Leicestershire.

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Although, there is a nuance here: as previously mentioned, Fatawu does also play in midfield. A No.10 capacity may be more accurate, or the possible developing role at City and in the Championship and then hopefully, eventually, the Premier League. Maresca is about to have his transfer wishes granted, so there will be no excuses from the honest-talking manager.