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Leicester City adds Spanish center back for Premier League defense

Club Atletico de Madrid v Real Sporting de Gijon - La Liga

MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 08: Luis Hernandez Rodriguez of Real Sporting de Gijon wins the header before Antoine Griezmann (L) of Atletico de Madrid and his teammate Jackson Arley Martinez (R) during the La Liga mathc bewteen Club Atletico de Madrid and Real Sporting de Gijon at Vicente Calderon Stadium on November 8, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

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Leicester City’s strong set of backs has added some depth for their European campaign.

Center back Luis Hernandez, 27, joins the Foxes from Sporting Gijon ahead of the champions bid to repeat as Premier League winners.

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A Real Madrid Academy product who played for the club’s B’s and C’s, Hernandez has spent the last four seasons with the Rojiblancos. He played 140 matches.

It’s a four-year deal for Hernandez, who joins Wes Morgan, Robert Huth and Christian Fuchs on a unit that allowed just 36 goals in the Premier League.

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