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Soccer News of Saturday, 5 March 2016


Amartey: Leicester's impressive form attracted me

Ghana defender Daniel Amartey Ghana defender Daniel Amartey

Ghana defender Daniel Amartey says Leicester’s sensational season was one of the main reasons he chose to join Claudio Ranieri’s team.

Amartey, who was a revelation at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, was linked with English giants Liverpool and French giants Olympique Lyon.

But the versatile arrived at the high-flying English Premier League side during the January window from FC Copenhagen.

Amartey: “The Premier League is the best in the world.

"And how well Leicester have done this season was another attraction for me joining the club.

"To come to a team that is top of the Premier League was something I couldn’t turn down, and I didn’t find it a daunting prospect at all.

"I’d watched quite a lot of Leicester before joining and I remember thinking to myself ‘This is a good team’ and I was very impressed with what they achieved at the end of last season."

But Amartey, 21, says it was a big step to leave Scandinavia to try and make the grade in the Premier League.

He added: "It’s a big change to move from Denmark to England. But I know Jeff Schlupp from our time with the Ghana team so that was good for me. Since I’ve been here it’s been a case of adapting to England."