On Wednesday we covered claims from Spain that Leicester City had allowed Vicente Iborra to travel to the country as a La Liga return was closing in.
Villarreal were advancing in talks with the Foxes and it was thought the club were able to offer a better deal than others interested in the midfielder, such as Levante.
The original claims weren’t clear on how that deal would be made up. Then later it was reported by Villarreal’s local media that a transfer was so close an announcement and confirmation wasn’t far away.
Thursday’s edition of Marca has a few more details, and it’s becoming clearer why Leicester have now relented and agreed to see the back of their player.
Villarreal, according to the Spanish newspaper, haven’t just agreed to a loan deal with a purchase option… making the deal permanent will be compulsory.
Needing Iborra as soon as possible, Villarreal upped their offer and Marca say ‘everything now indicates’ the transfer, on loan with compulsory purchase, will be done soon.