Bournemouth want Diego Rico of Leganes

Bournemouth want to sign Leganes defender Diego Rico but may be forced to pay his €20m release clause, say reports in Spain.

The 25-year-old joined the Madrid-based club from Real Zaragoza following their promotion in 2016 and has starred in Spain’s top flight since.

A report in Marca states the Cherries want to strike a deal this summer and have offered an initial €8m, but this falls a long way short of the defender’s clause.

Rico has played 51 top-flight matches at Butarque across the past two seasons.

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