Leicester City midfielder Vicente Iborra’s links to Villarreal are gathering pace, at least if you believe the reports coming out of Spain this week.

The common theme is the La Liga outfit are keen on signing the 30-year-old, but negotiations with Foxes will be complicated.

Thursday’s edition of AS gives a background on how the former Sevilla man reemerged as a target for the Yellow Submarine.

Villarreal were looking at other options to strengthen the defensive midfield position, but the arrival of new manager Luis Garcia has seen them reignite their interest in the player.

It’s claimed that Iborra is a ‘perfect’ fit for the Spanish club manager’s style of play and believed he could adapt faster, if they can seal the deal for him next month.

The report once again mentions negotiations with Leicester will not be easy and therefore, Villarreal are looking at the option of loan deal with a purchase option, which will not be cheap. 

Despite the situation, Garcia’s side have ‘chosen’ Iborra and he is their ‘priority’ target in January.

AS mentions Iborra’s potential addition to Villarreal squad is seen like providing oxygen to the lungs, which gives an indication as to how vital his signing is for them.