Leicester City confirmed the signing of 29-year-old Midfielder Vicente Iborra from Sevilla on a four-year deal, but the news may not be cheering for last season’s buy, Wilfred Ndidi.
Iborra is a ten year veteran, who enjoyed European success with Sevilla; winning a hat-trick of Europa League titles.
He brings experience to the Foxes’ midfield; a department where they lacked strength for most part of last season.
Surprisingly, the player has no international cap for Spain, despite his competitive level in Spain’s La Liga.
While having a quality player like Iborra will help the 20-year-old Nigerian improve his trade, the Spaniard’s presence could also threaten his game time, depending on how Manager, Craig Shakespeare chooses to line up his team.
Ndidi will need to work extra hard this season to own the Leicester City DM position after an initial five months where he completely bossed the position.
The youngster was the go-to-guy for former Manager, Claudio Ranieri after N’golo Kante’s exit proved more costly to manage than initially anticipated.
The former KRC Genk man was still a constant feature under interim Boss – now permanent – Craig Shakespeare.
He put in some excellent display against Sevilla in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 ties, helping the Foxes edge El Grande de Andalucía over two legs.
Iborra becomes Leicester City’s second signing of the summer, following the addition of Harry Maguire from Hull City last month.
He will link up with his new team-mates ahead of a pre-season training camp in Austria next week the club stated on it’s website.