Luis Hernandez Signs For Malaga
- The 27-year-old defender joined Leicester City on a free transfer in the summer
- Hernández made eight appearances for the Foxes, including four UEFA Champions League starts
- His signature long throw set up Marc Albrighton’s for Leicester City’s historic first-ever Champions League goal in Bruges
Leicester City Football Club can confirm that defender Luis Hernández has signed for Spanish La Liga side Málaga in a permanent deal for an undisclosed fee.
The 27-year-old Madrid-born defender made a total of eight appearances for the Foxes since his arrival on a free transfer in the summer. Seven of those were starts, including four as part of Leicester City’s successful UEFA Champions League Group Stage campaign.
Hernández can operate as both a central defender and at right-back, where he primarily featured for the Foxes in his eight appearances, including the Club’s first-ever Champions League match away to Club Brugge.
His trademark long throw in that fixture directly led to Marc Albrighton’s historic opening goal in a 3-0 win – City’s first in the competition.
The defender’s return to his native Spain sees him join a Málaga side who currently sit 14th in a league that Hernández is familiar with, having helped Sporting Gijon secure a final day survival with a 2-0 win over Villarreal last season.
He is a product of the Real Madrid academy system having played for both Real’s C and B sides before his move to Sporting Gijon and should he be registered in time, Hernández could make his Málaga debut away to Osasuna on Friday night.
The Club thanks Luis for his contribution during his time at Leicester City Football Club and wishes him all the very best for the future.
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