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12th Sep, 2016 | 1:11pm

Leicester appoint transfer guru after reportedly considering Paul Mitchell

By Dominic Toner

Leicester have named Eduardo Macia as their new head of recruitment.

The Premier League champions announced the news on their club website that Macia will fill the void left by Steve Walsh, who joined Everton to become their director of football in the summer.

The Mail reported in August that Leicester were considering a move for Tottenham’s head of recruitment Paul Mitchell after he handed in his resignation at White Hart Lane.

Leicester have opted instead for ex-Valencia sporting director Macia as the man to handle their transfer dealings and he previously worked with Claudio Ranieri at the Spanish club.

Macia, 42, has also worked in the Premier League with Liverpool as their chief scout.

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Spurs announced in August that Mitchell would be leaving the club after the transfer window and that a future date was to be mutually agreed.

Mitchell followed manager Mauricio Pochettino to Spurs in 2014 from Southampton and is largely credited for his recruitment policy which helped the South Coast team return to the Premier League.

The role that recruitment plays in a modern club has been well covered recently after Walsh helped find hidden stars Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante.

Spurs are yet to announce a replacement for the departing Mitchell and will hope to do so before the next transfer window in January.

In other Tottenham news, Gary Lineker used two words to describe Diego Costa after his performance against Swansea.