Former Leicester City of England and Real Betis of Spain attacker, Raúl Uche has moved back to his country of birth to join forces with Real Valladolid on a permanent deal, megasportsarena.com reports.
The 22-year-old Nigerian-born lad, who joined Leicester in 2016 from Rayo Vallecano of Spain, has been a regular with The Foxes’ under-23 team at King Power Stadium, but he has now surprisingly opted for a return to The Land of The Armada.
The young striker, who also spent time on loan with Real Betis’ development side in the 2018/19 season, went on to play for Leicester’s youth squad in the English Premier League 2 and EFL Trophy competition, as he tried fruitlessly to get into the club’s main team.
A report by The Foxes stated: “The 22-year-old Spaniard has been part of the Development Squad since joining the Foxes. He arrived in the summer of 2016 after leaving Rayo Vallecano.
“He joined the Foxes from Rayo Vallecano in his native Spain in the summer of 2016 and has since gone on to feature for the Club’s Development Squad in the last two seasons.
“Versatile and quick, the Madrid-born attacker joins the La Liga outfit as they look to maintain a strong start to the season that sees them seventh in the table.”
An additional citation for the player reads: “Uche was considered one of the most promising players in the Rayo quarry, with whom he signed his first professional contract on the day of his sixteenth birthday and with which he debuted in the first team in preseason to the orders of Paco Jémez. In the 2015-16 season, he would be part of Juvenil A of the franjirrojo team and also play matches with the Group 7 subsidiary of the Third Division of Spain.
“After attracting the attention of several European clubs, in July 2016 his incorporation to the English Leicester City FC was confirmed for four years, Uche would make the preseason under Claudio Ranieri , and during the 2016-17 season he would be part of the Leicester subsidiary , where he would have options to end up ascending to the first team during the campaign.”