Preston North End have agreed to bring Daniel Iversen back to the club next season, LancsLive understands.

The Leicester City goalkeeper made the move to Lancashire in January and was an outstanding performer in the second half of the 2020/21 season.

He made 23 appearances and produced countless important saves in games to win PNE points.

Iversen is under a long-term contract with the Foxes - until 2025 - but wants regular game time next season and loved his time at North End last campaign.

Playing at Deepdale in front of supporters is something Iversen wanted to do and he will provide fierce competition for Declan Rudd.

He will stay and help Leicester during pre-season while the Euros take place, due to Kasper Schmeichel and Danny Ward being away at the tournament with Denmark and Wales.

But at the latest, he will join up with North End at the end of July with a verbal agreement now in place between the two clubs.

When asked about next season last month, the goalkeeper said: "I've enjoyed my time here, there are good people around the club. The staff and the players are really good guys and it's gone really, really well.

"It's difficult to say really (about next year) - when the season is over we can talk about it.

"I haven't spoken to Leicester about what they want to do; it's not only my decision. We will wait to see - it's not just up to me, I cannot say a lot and it is not in my hands.

"I will try to go on loan again next season. It's been a step up in my career, now playing in the Championship and I have enjoyed taking a step up every year."