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Diego Llorente signs up for four years with Leeds

ByRoborto Sykes

Sep 24, 2020

According to the press, the amount of the transfer fee would be around 20 million euros. Llorente started his career at Real Madrid in 2013, before being loaned to Rayo Vallecano and then to Malaga and finally being transferred to Real Sociedad in 2017.

With the San Sebastian club, Llorente (5 caps) made 88 appearances in three seasons, scoring 8 goals. For me, the Premier League is the most important competition in the world of football and it’s a challenge to come here “, explained the player quoted on the website of the club. Leeds Coach “Marcelo Bielsa was also a key factor (in my coming), for me he is the best coach in the world and I came to learn as much as possible with him“, he added.

Promoted to the Premier League this season after 16 years in the lower floors, Leeds started their league with a loss to defending champions Liverpool and a win over promoted Fulham by the same score of 4-3. If the game advocated by “El Loco” is already attractive, defensive deficiencies will have to be quickly resolved if the Peacocks are to have a good chance of maintaining themselves at the end of the season.

Leeds had already strengthened this summer by notably bringing in, for a record amount of EUR 40m including bonuses, striker Rodrigo Moreno from Sevilla and German defender Robin Koch from Freiburg.

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