Wolves set sights on Leicester City star Ward - Sources

By Wayne Veysey

21st Jun, 2021 | 2:22pm

Sources: Wolves set sights on Leicester City star Ward as two deals on the cards

Wolves are setting their sights on Leicester City number two Danny Ward, Football Insider understands.

The Midlands club are in the market for at least one, and potentially two, keepers this summer.

Ward, 27, has made a big impact for Wales at the Euros and a club source has told Football Insider he is on the radar of Wolves as they search for a new first choice keeper.

Rui Patricio is expected to complete a permanent move to Roma after agreeing personal terms.

Wolves could not only need to replace the Portuguese but also last season’s back-up John Ruddy.

The 34-year-old has been offered a new contract but has yet to accept.

Ward made five appearances for the Foxes last season.

Two of these came in the Europa League with a win and a loss against AEK Athens and Zorya Lugansk respectively.

The stopper signed for Liverpool in 2012 and made two Premier League appearances during the 2015-16 season.

During his time at Anfield, Ward also spent time on loan at Morecambe, Aberdeen and Huddersfield Town.

He then signed for Leicester in 2018 for £12.5million and has so far made only 14 appearances for the club.

However, none of these have come in the Premier League with Kasper Schmeichel firmly established as the first choice.

He did pick up an FA Cup winners medal last season after playing two games in the early stages of the competition.

Patricio has spent three years at Wolves and has only missed two Premier League games during that time.

He joined Wolves from Sporting Lisbon in 2018.

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