El Periodico Mediterraneo on Wednesday reported Villarreal are interested in Leicester City’s Vicente Iborra in the winter market.

Another Spanish outlet Super Deporte has an update on the Yellow Submarine’s interest in the 30-year-old as it’s claimed the defensive midfielder ‘fits more than ever’ at Estadio de la Cerámica.

The latest developments at the club have seen them appoint Luis García as Javi Calleja’s successor and the Foxes midfielder played under the former when the two were at Levante.

It was under Garcia that the Spaniard excelled and became an integral player for his former club, which is why Villarreal and their managers sees his transfer ‘with good eyes’.

Under Claude Puel’s guidance, Iborra has not featured regularly for the Premier League outfit since joining them in 2017 and this, coupled with his high salary, would not make it difficult for his employer to part ways with him.

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The report says the former Sevilla man needs to leave Leicester ‘as soon as possible’.

Now, all Villarreal have to do is wait for the English side to see it with ‘good eyes’. The Foxes may look more kindly on a move to Villarreal, as they’re likely to be more reasonable in negotiations than Sevilla.