Diego Rico: Bournemouth signal Spanish defender from Leganes
Bournemouth have signed Spanish full-back Diego Rico from La Liga facet Leganes for £10.7m, topic to worldwide clearance.
Borussia Dortmund have been additionally eager on the 25-year-old, however he has chosen to hitch the Cherries on a four-year contract.
Rico, who started his profession at Actual Zaragoza, says he’s wanting to hyperlink up with Bournemouth supervisor Eddie Howe.
“He’s very skilled and has a fantastic philosophy on soccer,” Rico told the Bournemouth website.
“This can be a new step for me in my profession and from my coronary heart I can say I’m actually excited to be right here and searching ahead to the long run.”
Bournemouth supervisor Howe mentioned Rico suits the membership’s “philosophy and magnificence of play”.
“Diego is a participant we have now been monitoring all through the summer time and, though we needed to be affected person, it is nice to lastly be capable of name him a Bournemouth participant,” mentioned the 40-year outdated.
“As soon as he will get used to the way in which we play, we imagine he can change into an actual drive for this soccer membership.”
Rico will miss the primary three video games of the season by way of suspension after a pink card in his ultimate recreation in La Liga.