Monday, 25 September, 2017

Transfer round-up: Leicester agree Iborra deal

Vicente Iborra has spent the last four years with Sevilla since joining from Levante in 2013 Vicente Iborra has spent the last four years with Sevilla since joining from Levante in 2013
Jan Ortega | 05 July, 2017, 00:08

Iborra will join Harry Maguire who signed with the club last month in a £17million switch from Hull as Craig Shakespeare steps up his recruitment efforts.

Leicester City are reportedly keen to bolster their midfield options and will look to bring Sevilla's Vicente Iborra to the King Power Stadium, trumping West Ham United in the process, as reported by the Independent.

Agreeing a contract with Iborra, 29, is expected to be a formality and the Spaniard is heading to England for a medical as the finishing touches are put on his deal.

"Once the transfer is done, the player will return to Seville to bid farewell to the fans".

"Iborra has always shown an exemplary behaviour and has earned the unanimous love and respect of all Sevillians", the club said.

Iborra is a defensive midfielder who is powerful in the air and can control the tempo of a game.

He played against Leicester in both legs of the Champions League last season when the Foxes knocked out the La Liga side in last-16 tie. He is likely to compete with Nampalys Mendy for playing time alongside Wilfried Ndidi and Danny Drinkwater.

Leicester missed N'Golo Kante during the 2016-17 season and will hope Iborra can fill the void left by the Frenchman after he left for Chelsea, winning another Premier League title with the Blues.

If Leicester do manage to secure the services of Iborra, it should definitely help them in their pursuit for a top-10 finish under new boss Craig Shakespeare next season.

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