FC Copenhagen bids farewell to one of their valuable players, Daniel Amartey as they close in the deal with Leicester City to sign the Ghanaian defender. The transfer was said to be about $ 6 million which was one of the biggest deals they, FC Copenhagen has ever had according to their Chief Executive Anders Horsholt.
In his statement, he expressed their affection and concern for Daniel as well as all their players saying that though they are letting him go, they are confident that he is strong and efficient. He said that Daniel has been a role model and a key player for them, and has improved dramatically and faster than anyone could have expected.
Daniel has been a role model and a key player for us, and he has improved dramatically and faster than anyone could have expected,” FC Copenhagen manager Stale Solbakken said.
He has handled his success and all the attention extremely well, and it is a dream come true for him to play in the Premier League for a club who have targeted him for a longer period.
We wish Daniel all the best in the Premier League and we are sure he will have a great career.”
He also added that it was part of their strategy to train and develop players efficiently. Thus, making them very attractive such that big football clubs pay huge sums of money to buy them.
It is the best outcome for FC Copenhagen. It is part of our strategy as a club and a company to develop players to a level, where they get so attractive that clubs from the biggest leagues will buy them for large sums of money,” he told the BBC.
The 21 year-old Daniel also plays for the Ghana National Team as a defender and midfielder. He was first spotted as a sixteen-year-old by Magnus Pehrsson who signed him for Swedish club Djurgarden in 2013.
In July, 2014, Daniel moved to FC Copenhagen and for the first time played a super league against Silkeborg IF. He also played for Ghana in the 2015 African Cup of Nations, but they lost the final victory to Ivory Coast after a penalty shoot out. He has won six international caps and played 63 games for FC Copenhagen since joining them in 2014.
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Daniel’s transfer into Leicester however, makes him the second player to be transferred to the club this January, as the club manager has also signed Winger Demarai Gray from Birmingham City. Daniel’s move to Leicester means he is now counted among Ghanaian Black Stars Christian Atsu, Andre, and Jordan Ayew who are playing in Barclays Premier League. FC Copenhagen wishes Daniel all the best in the Premier League as they believe he will have a great career.