Leicester City signs 18-year-old from Rayo Vallecano

Written by Mark Hines

Leicester isn’t only trying to keep its star players at King Power Stadium this summer, as they’re also signing new players, in order to make sure they’ll have an excellent EPL season and make a good impression with their first Champions League participation.

The Foxes announced that they have signed Raul Uche, from Rayo Vallecano, on a four-year deal. According to Daily Mail, the player was expected to join Granada this summer, but has teamed up with the Premier League champions.

‘I like the Premier League. Leicester fits the profile, they are hard-working,’ the player declared for Spanish publication AS. ‘I think I will adapt well. My style of play is more like English than Spanish football. I have a more physical game.’

The striker was taken by surprise when he found out that Leicester had an interest in him, considered that he signed the contract as soon as the name of the team that wanted him was revealed.

‘Until recently, I did not know much. My agent told me there was someone from England but I did not know the team.’ 

‘When I found out, we went over and decided to sign for them,” Raul Uche declared.

Leicester are expected to continue bring players in the upcoming weeks. They have already announced that defender Luis Hernandez is expected to joined them, on a free transfer from Sporting Gijon. The 27-year-old will also join the EPL champions on a four-year deal, at the end of the month.

Besides this, the Foxes are chasing Watford striker Troy Deeney, even though their first offer for the player, valuing £25, was rejected. However, it’s likely for Leicester to come with an even better offer in the upcoming days.

The champions are expected to spend big on transfers this summer – more than 80 million, to be more specific. After winning the most surprising Premier League title, more and more players are interested in playing at King Power Stadium, a move which could guarantee them Champions League games.

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