Leicester sign Spanish defender, Luis Hernandez

Luis Hernandez

Luis Hernandez

Leicester City have signed Spanish defender Luis Hernandez on a four-year deal, starting on 1 July.

The 27-year-old will join the Premier League champions on a free transfer when his current deal at Sporting Gijon expires.

Hernandez has made 140 appearances for the La Liga club since making his debut in 2012.

The centre-back is a product of the Real Madrid youth system but failed to make a first-team appearance.

The Madrid-born defender’s 20 appearances during his debut season for Sporting Gijon helped the team to a 10th-placed finish during 2012/13. He further solidified his place the following campaign, playing 38 times en route to a fifth-place finish that saw the team miss out on promotion via the play-offs.

Hernandez’s influence continued to grow within the team and his 41 appearances during the 2014/15 campaign helped earn Sporting Gijon automatic promotion to La Liga behind league winners Real Betis.

Although 2015/16 saw the newly-promoted side battling for survival for much of the season, Hernandez had no problems adjusting to the top-flight, as illustrated by a clean sheet against Real Madrid on his La Liga debut.

Hernandez will join up with his new team-mates when they return to training in July and could feature in City’s pre-season campaign, which includes matches against Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Celtic as part of the International Champions Cup.

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Source:: PM Newspaper