Hernandez leaves Leicester for Malaga

After leaving Sporting Gijon, the Spanish defender joined Leicester on a free transfer in June, signing a four-year deal. But the 27-year-old is already on the move again, exiting the King Power Stadium in favour of a return to La Liga.

Luis Hernandez - cropped

Luis Hernandez playing for Leicester City.

A short, forgettable spell at Leicester City for Luis Hernandez has ended with a move to Malaga. 

After leaving Sporting Gijon, the Spanish defender joined the reigning Premier League champion on a free transfer in June, signing a four-year deal.

But the 27-year-old, having made eight appearances in all competitions, is already on the move again, exiting the King Power Stadium in favour of a return to La Liga.

A product of Real Madrid's academy, Hernandez's long throw helped to set up Marc Albrighton's strike against Club Brugge, the Foxes' first goal of its debut Champions League campaign.

While the team has prospered in continental competition, it has not been a happy domestic campaign for Claudio Ranieri's men, who sit 15th in the table, five points clear of the relegation zone.

Hernandez will arrive at La Rosaleda to find Malaga only somewhat better off. Marcelo Romero's team is 14th, eight points outside the bottom three.