Liverpool Make Big Profit On Danny Ward Despite Making Only Three Appearances
For a short time Danny Ward must have thought he had a chance of being Liverpool's number one goalkeeper. That disappeared very quickly and now he's fighting to be Leicester City's number one instead.
The mistakes that cost £66.8 million. That's how Loris Karius' errors to allow Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale to score the first and third goals, respectively, for Real Madrid in the Champions League final can be now thought of.
Once the German keeper had made those mistakes it never really felt like he would continue to be Liverpool's number one. But there he was at the start of pre-season, with the gloves and the backing of Jurgen Klopp.
Then he made a mistake against Tranmere and suddenly Danny Ward was being talked up as having a chance for competing for the number one spot at Anfield. Almost as soon as Klopp finished saying that though he signed Alisson for Roma for a world record fee for a goalkeeper.
Ward though didn't hang around to get no more chances and he's now moved to Leicester City for £12.5 million and that is extremely good business for both Liverpool and Wrexham.
The goalkeeper signed for the Reds from the National League side in 2012 for just £100,000 and he's played in just three games since then, two in the Premier League in 2016 and once in the League Cup last season.
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As well as the Reds making £12.4 million profit, on a player who played more times for Wales whilst at the club than he did for the club, Wrexham have also done very well out of the deal.
As per the Daily Post the Dragons are set for a seven figure fee from the deal due to a sell on clause that was part of the deal six years ago to take him from the Racecourse Ground to Anfield.
That means at least £1 million for the fifth tier side, or a couple of transfers for fellow National League side Salford City in today's money.
Ward certainly has more chance of competing for the number one spot at the King Power Stadium than he did with Alisson at Liverpool and he could find himself as the main man if Thibaut Courtois goes to Real Madrid and Chelsea replace him with Kasper Schmeichel.
It seems everyone has done well out of Ward leaving.