Daniel Amartey Linked With Leicester City Exit as Foxes Plan Mass Clearout in January

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Ghanaian midfielder Daniel Amartey could be set to leave the King Power Stadium in January after becoming frustrated at his lack of playing time in Leicester.

The 22-year-old, who was linked with a move to the Bundesliga over the summer, has seen just 18 minutes of Premier League football this season, coming on as a second-half substitute in Leicester's 4-3 loss at Arsenal on the opening day of the season.

The former FC Copenhagen midfielder appears to be fighting a losing battle with Wilfred Ndidi for a spot in the Foxes first team and GhanaSoccerNet are now reporting that Amartey is one of many Leicester City stars that are set to be axed.

It is also understood that the likes of Aleksandar Dragovic, Islam Slimani, Ahmed Musa, Yohan Benalouane and Leonardo Ulloa will also be allowed to leave the club in January, the Foxes looking to recoup some funds before allowing new manager Claude Puel to enter the transfer market.

Amartey first moved to Europe as a teenager in 2012, leaving Ghanaian side Inter Allies to try his luck in Sweden with Djurgardens IF. After two years of working through the U19 squad and into the first-team, Amartey secured a £1.6m move to Danish giants Copenhagen.

Following another two-year spell in Europe, this time at the Parken Stadium, Amartey got his move to England after a £6m fee was agreed between the then-reigning Premier League champions Leicester and Copenhagen in 2016.