Lartey started training with Ajax CT’s PSL side last week, after much speculation regarding his arrival at Ikamva, where he played a great part in the club’s two friendly matches against National First Division outfits Milano and Santos.
The tough-tackling defender captained the Ghanaian U20 team at the 2013 FIFA U20 World Cup, where they won a bronze medal after beating Iraq 3-0 in the third/fourth place play-off. Lartey went on to represent and captain Ghana at U23 level. He made his full international debut for the Black Stars in September 2015, when they defeated Congo Brazzaville 3-2 in an international friendly.
The 22-year-old helped his former side Ashanti Gold win league honours in the 2014/15 season and was subsequently selected for the Ghana Premier League Team of the Season for his outstanding performances throughout the season.
“It has been good to be part of a club with so many good young players. This is a great club in general and the players here are on a good level. The facilities are the best I’ve experienced so far. South African football has developed a lot; I can see myself developing into a better player here. This is a good step in my career, I am happy to finally sign for Ajax,” said Lartey.