(Reuters) - Bournemouth have signed defender Diego Rico from Spanish side Leganes on a four-year contract, the Premier League club have said.
The 25-year-old Spaniard, who will miss the first three matches of the new season after picking up a red card in the final La Liga game last term, is Bournemouth's second signing of the transfer window following the arrival of Wales midfielder David Brooks earlier this month.
"He's a really nice footballer and someone who will fit our philosophy and style of play," Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe told the club's website https://www.afcb.co.uk/news/first-team/cherries-complete-rico-swoop.
"Diego is fast, physical, aggressive in attack and aggressive defensively. He takes an excellent set piece and has a powerful left foot. Once he gets used to the way we play, we believe he can be a real force for this football club."
(Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford)