Midfield enforcer Vicente Iborra penned a four-year deal with the Foxes and became the Club’s second summer signing of 2017 following the addition of Harry Maguire.
From a second half hat-trick to a brief spell in goal, Iborra enjoyed a varied and illustrious career in Spanish football before fulfilling his “dream” to play in the Premier League. During his four-year spell at Sevilla, the 29-year-old featured 113 times in La Liga, scoring 24 goals.
In 2007, it all started at Levante as Iborra graduated from the Valencia-based club’s academy and spent six seasons with Les Granotes before moving to Sevilla. The central midfielder made his professional debut in January 2008, playing 90 minutes during a Copa Del Rey tie at Getafe.
In an unprecedented period of success at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium, Sevilla would go on to win three successive UEFA Europa League titles. Iborra was a key part of that fabled era at Sevilla, featuring throughout each respective group stage, as well in two of the three finals as a substitute.
Iborra netted in both the round of 32 and round of 16 stages to help Sevilla to their second successive European title in 2015. However, in 2017, they were denied a place in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League by future club Leicester City, suffering a 3-2 aggregate defeat.
In all, Iborra made 361 appearances in Spanish football, scoring 42 goals. With three Europa League titles to his name, the Spaniard arrived at King Power Stadium as one of the most decorated players to have joined the Club in recent seasons.
His first campaign in Leicester colours proved to be a productive one. He scored his first City goal at Stoke City in November 2017 before adding to his tally against West Bromwich Albion and Brighton & Hove Albion.
Iborra also scored again for the Foxes in a 4-0 win over Fleetwood Town in the Carabao Cup Second Round in the 2018/19 season.