Raúl Uche hasn’t been officialy announced as a Leicester player yet, but already speaks as one. Spanish newspaper AS say the 18-year-old signed a four-year deal, and they’ve published a chat they had with the former Rayo Vallecano youngster.
“Until recently I didn’t know much. My agent told me I was being followed by someone from England but I didn’t know which club they were from. When I found out, we went do the the meeting and I decided to sign for them,” Uche told AS.
“Overall, I really like the Premier League. Leicester are a team of this profile, hard-working, the truth is I that love their model. They have done their game very well and are the defending champions, so it’s phenomenal.”
Uche isn’t expected to be in the first team regularly so soon. He’s more likely to play for the U-21s and have a few chances with the senior players during the season.
The striker says he suits the Premier League style and will have no problems to adapt: “I think I will adapt well. My game style is more like the English football than the Spanish. I like to go for the contact, I have a more physical game. It’s more similar to their style.”
The player also revealed that he’ll rely on his compatriot Luis Hernandez to help him in his first months at the club: “Yeah, that always helps. If I train with them I guess he’ll help because he is Spanish, I don’t know how I’ll deal with my English, but I can talk to someone from the team in Spanish. Surely he will be a good support if needed.”