Leicester City have agreed with Seville to sign their midfielder Vicente Iborra in a £12 million deal. He is expected to win the Foxes some points during the season 2017/2018. The Opta Stats have announced that “No player scored more goals as a sub than Vicente Iborra in La Liga in 2016/17”.
The 29-year-old Iborra have played 4 seasons for Seville. He has scored 30 goals in 172 games for the Los Rojiblancos. Between 2008 and 2013 Iborra played in 165 games for Levante, netting 8 times. He has been in Seville’s squad that won the UEFA Europa League 3 times in a row. Iborra was substitute in the Europa League final in Basle the Seville FC won 3:1 against Liverpool.
Vicente Iborra have captained Seville last season. He will become Leicester City’s second summer transfer after the signing of Harry Maguire from Hull City. Seville FC published a short announcement of the transfer in which the said:
“Three Europa Leagues, 172 games and 30 goals are the numbers of a legend that will be remembered for his leadership on and off of the pitch, as well as by the dignity that he gave to the captains armband every time he wore it.”
Meanwhile, the most of the Leicester’s first team players have reported for preseason training session on Monday, July 3rd. Those who are on an international duty are expected to join later this week. Among the Foxes who have already started the pre-season are Harry Maguire, Wes Morgan and England U20 player Harvey Barnes, who has returned from the the 2017 Toulon Tournament as top scorer and helped the young English side to retain their title.
The Leicester City pre-season features 7 fixtures, including two games in the “Premier League Asia Trophy” in Hong Kong. The English top-flight clubs that will attend to this year’s tournament are Leicester City, Liverpool, West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace.
Before the tournament The Foxes will have a 6-day training camp in Austria. Upon their return from Hong Kong they will play friendlies against Luton, MK Dons, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Burton Albion.