On December 19th, we carried a report from AS, who claimed Villarreal are keen on signing Leicester City’s Vicente Iborra in the winter market.

A day later, the same publication explained in detail the defensive midfielder is the priority target for the Yellow Submarine and he will fit into their manager, Luis Garcia’s style of play.

Since joining the Foxes from Sevilla in 2017, the Spaniard has seen his playing opportunities restricted, which is why he’s looking for a move away from the King Power Stadium next month.

According to Super Deporte, the La Liga outfit’s efforts in signing the 30-year-old will now rely on his employer, who already rejected an offer for him in the summer.

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Villarreal are now waiting for a response from the Premier League club and it’s now down to the latter to decide what they plan to do with the player – either to keep him at the club or allow him to leave.

It’s claimed that Leicester have still not replied to Villarreal regarding their interest in Iborra and the former may have to respond quickly because Garcia’s side won’t have a lot of patience to wait for the midfielder.