Daniel Amartey moved to Leicester City from FC Copenhagen in January 2016 and has only accumulated 31 league starts since then.

The 25-year-old suffered serious injuries in 2018 and 2019, and that kept him away from the pitch for almost a year.

Having recovered from the ankle injury last summer, the Ghana international has made only one appearance [against Doncaster Rovers in December] in all competitions this season.

Amartey trained under Ståle Solbakken’s guidance at Danish side and the Copenhagen manager has now admitted the Leicester player wants to return to his former club.

“He said he wants to go home [to Copenhagen],” Solbakken told Denmark’s BT.

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The player, who can operate as a defensive midfielder and a centre-back, has a contract at the King Power until 2022.

Solbakken has revealed the Premier League side want to cut ties, but his wages would make his return to Copenhagen difficult this summer.

When asked if the Danish side have the budget to accommodate Amartey, Solbakken said: “No, they wouldn’t. Not [even] close. But I don’t think he’s going to be expensive in the transfer market because Leicester want to get rid of his salary. But I don’t think it’s going to be here and now.”

With Leicester willing to get rid of Amartey and Solbakken ruling out his return, Brendan Rodgers’ man will have to find a new club in the summer.