Leicester confirm capture of defender

Leicester City have confirmed arrival of Spanish defender Luis Hernandez on four-year deal.

The 26-year-old will join the Premier League winners on July 1 following the expiration of his contract with Sporting Gijon. The free transfer is good news for the club, who will still have funds available to bring in players.

Hernandez, a product of Real Madrid’s youth system, spent the last four years with Sporting and made 36 appearances in La Liga last term, helping Sporting avoid relegation- showing an attitude that would fit perfectly into the Leicester City team.

His arrival is a boost to the Foxes, who have seen a big-money move for Michael Keane rebuffed by newly-promoted Burnley.

Keane played a key role in Burnley’s Championship title success last season, undoubtedly bolstering their defence. He has come out publicly to say that he wants to join Claudio Ranieri’s champions.

Ranieri has already completed the signing of goalkeeper Ron-Robert Ziegler, who will be good backup for Kaspar Schmeichel in goal. He will look to add more faces this summer as he strengthens his squad ahead of their Champions League challenge next term.

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