Leicester City Complete Signing Of Luis Hernandez

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English Premier League Champions Leicester City have signed centre-back Luis Hernandez on a four-year contract, after his contract with Sporting Gijon expired.

Luis Hernandez, 27, will join up with the club on July 1.

Hernandez, a former Real Madrid trainee, played 140 games for Gijon, and helped them preserve their La Liga status on the final day of the season, Sporting beating Villarreal 2-0.

He confirmed he would leave the club at the end of the season, writing:

“Yesterday I took off [the shirt] for the last time and I feel that these red and white stripes will be stuck to me forever.
“Very soon I will announce my new destination.”

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A statement on the Leicester website said: “With the Foxes set to embark upon their first-ever UEFA Champions League campaign in 2016/17, the addition of Hernandez bolsters what is an already formidable stable of defenders…

“Hernandez has built a solid reputation for himself as a ball-playing defender with an excellent ability to read the game.”

Hernandez becomes Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri’s second signing of the summer following the capture of German keeper Ron-Robert Zieler from Hannover.

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