Leicester City ace Daniel Amartey has reportedly emerged as a transfer target for Stuttgart, who are back in the Bundesliga this season. The Ghana international has largely played a backup role to the first-team, and his future has been put into doubt following Matty James’ return to the squad.
Amartey joined the Foxes from Danish giants Copenhagen back in the summer of 2016, and he has since been restricted to just 25 appearances in the top-flight. In his first season, he had played second fiddle to none other than N’Golo Kante, who took the Premier League by storm with his workrate which guided the Foxes to a maiden Premier League title.
With Kante’s exit last summer, the Ghanain got his chance to become a regular at the centre of the park, but his chances lasted for just the first half of the season before the club completed the signing of Wilfred Ndidi from Belgian club Genk.
Ndidi has quickly taken over the N’Golo Kante role with the former Premier League champions, and it appears that Amartey is heading through the exit door with the likes of Danny Drinkwater and the recently-returned James also ahead of him in the pecking order.
Stuttgart are back in the Bundesliga after a one-year gap, and they are looking to bolster their midfield ranks with Amartey, who has had his fair share of Premier League experience over the past 24 months. The deal could, however, be dependent on the future of Foxes midfielder Danny Drinkwater, who has recently emerged as a transfer target for Chelsea.
Drinkwater is keen on sealing his switch to Stamford Bridge during the transfer window but the Blues will have to cough up at least £40m in order to get him away from East Midlands. As things are, Amartey looks the likeliest to leave the Foxes before the transfer deadline, and a move to Stuttgart could see him reunited with compatriot Ebenezer Ofori.