Leicester City signs Sevilla captain Vicente Iborra

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Leicester have completed the signing of Vicente Iborra from Sevilla on a four-year deal.

Iborra captained Sevilla to a fourth-placed finish in La Liga scoring seven goals in 31 appearances.

The midfielder joins for an undisclosed fee, reportedly around £12 million, to become the club’s second major signing of the summer.

Iborra is a very solid addition to Craig Shakespeare’s side and provides much-needed experience and stability in midfield for the Foxes.
The defensive midfielder won the Europa League three times with Sevilla and played 169 times for the club after joining from Levante in 2013.

He becomes the second signing of this summer following the arrival of Harry Maguire from Hull City as Shakespeare looks to improve the 12thplaced finish last season.

The 29-year-old told the club’s official website:

“I’m very happy to be here with Leicester City and I’m looking forward to experiencing the Premier League with my new teammates next season.
“Everything about this club seems good and it’s been great to meet my new teammates. I’ve already spoken with them about the city and the club so I can’t wait to get started.”

Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare added:

“I’m absolutely delighted that Vicente has joined us. He’s a player with such a good pedigree from his time in Spain with Sevilla and he adds some really strong competition to our squad.”

Iborra will face tough competition as he will compete with Wilfred Ndidi and Danny Drinkwater for a place in the Foxes’ midfield. While players like Andy King, Daniel Amartey and Nampalys Mendy are other options in midfield for Shakespeare.