Leicester City sign Luis Hernandez from Sporting Gijon

Luis Hernandez will join Leicester on a four-year deal when his contract at Sporting Gijon expires at the end of the month.

By: AP | Leicester | Published: June 22, 2016 1:21:51 am
Leicester City, Leicester, Leicester City Luis Hernandez, Hernandez, Hernandez Leicester, Hernandez transfer, Leicester City ransfer, Leicester city signings, Premier League, Football Luis Hernandez has made 140 appearances for the La Liga club since making his debut in 2012.

Leicester has made defender Luis Hernandez its first signing ahead of its Premier League title defense and first Champions League campaign.

The 27-year-old Hernandez will join the central England club on a four-year deal when his contract at Spanish club Sporting Gijon expires at the end of the month.

The central defender is a product of the Real Madrid youth academy and moved to Sporting in 2012.

Hernandez helped Sporting avoid relegation from La Liga by a point last season, playing 36 times, after they were promoted to the top flight in 2015.

Leicester has been searching for defensive reinforcements to compete with established first-choice center backs Wes Morgan and Robert Huth, who were key to the team surprisingly winning its first Premier League title.

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