Spanish youngster Raul Uche confirms four-year deal with Leicester

General view inside the King Power Stadium before the match

Leicester City have signed Raul Uche from Rayo Vallecano.

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri

Leicester City have signed Raul Uche on a four-year deal, the young striker has confirmed to AS.

The Spanish publication labels the young Spanish forward as one of Rayo’s most talented youngsters, a player who signed his first contract at 16 and went on to deputise for the first-team.

Uche, 18, became the target of a number of clubs following the Madrid-based side’s relegation from La Liga this past season and many tipped him to join former boss Paco Jemez at Granada.

Paco Jemez, Gareth Bale

However, Premier League champions Leicester have ultimately won the race for his signature and he will immediately join up with the club’s youth side after signing a four-year deal.

“In general, I like the Premier League. Leicester fits the profile, they are hard-working and in truth I love their style. They have practiced their style and they are champions,” Uche told AS.

“I believe I will adapt well. My style of play is more similar to the English way rather than Spanish football.”

“”My agent told me that an English team was following me but I didn’t know which team. When I found out, I went there for talks and I decided to sign for them.”

Leicester fans celebrate

Uche is currently suffering from a shoulder injury, but upon his recovery he will stay at the club’s residence during his first season where he will train with the youth team and play for the U21s.

The Foxes have been in the market this summer for a new forward to compete with the likes of Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez, yet Uche is very much one for the future boasting plenty of potential.

He joins fellow Spaniard Luis Hernandez in the East Midlands after the defender's free transfer move from Sporting Gijon.

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri, Wes Morgan, Danny Simpson, Kasper Schmeichel, Riyad Mahrez, Andy King, Christian Fuchs, Danny Drinkwater, Leonardo Ulloa, Robert Huth and Jamie Vardy with the trophy on the bus during the parade

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