Leicester agree £12m deal to sign Seville captain Vicente Iborra

Leicester City agree deal for Sevilla captain Vincente Iborra

Sevilla are set to lose captain Vicente Iborra to Leicester City after the Spanish side announced on Tuesday they had agreed to sell the midfielder to the former Premier League champions for a reported 14 million euros ($15.8 million).

Sevilla added that the move for the Spaniard is subject to a medical and personal terms being agreed.

In a statement, Sevilla confirmed the deal and invited Iborra, who began his career at Levante, to hold a farewell ceremony with the club's supporters. Three Europa League titles, 172 games and 30 goals are the numbers of a colossus that beyond his achievements will remain in the memory for his leadership on and off the field, as well as for the dignity that he gave the captains armband of Sevilla FC whenever he played.

Once a deal is concluded, Iborra will be allowed to return to Sevilla to bid a public farewell to fans.

Sunderland attempted to sign Iborra in January, after he spent much of the season being used in central midfield or as an auxiliary centre-forward.

Iborra is a popular figure at the Estadio Roman Sanchez Pizjuan
Iborra is a popular figure at the Estadio Roman Sanchez Pizjuan

He is also no stranger to the King Power Stadium after Sevilla visited Leicester in the Champions League as the Foxes over turned a two-goal deficit in the second leg, with Craig Shakespeare's side winning 2-0 thanks to goals from Wes Morgan and Marc Albrighton.

"Sevilla and Leicester City have reached an agreement in principle for the transfer of Vicente Iborra", the statement read.

Vicente Iborra attempted 916 passes in La Liga last season.

However, the move could finally pave the way for the departure of Riyad Mahrez from the club.

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