Leicester City midfielder Vicente Iborra has completed a £9m move to Spanish La Liga side Villarreal, as reported on the official club website.

The 30-year-old midfielder spent 18 months with the Foxes after joining from Sevilla, making 37 appearances and scoring four goals for the Premier League side.

Iborra struggled to cement a first-team position ever since he joined the club but he was still a fan favourite.

Villarreal were initially negotiating a loan move for Iborra but a permanent deal has now been agreed. 

The midfielder will be eligible to play for his new club this weekend against Levante. 

It is understood that Iborra’s family found it hard to settle in properly in England, which could have also been a factor in his decision to move back to Spain. 

Iborra made 11 appearances for the Foxes this season but will now be hoping to get more playing time in the La Liga.