Spanish club confirm deal has been reached and wish Llorente luck at Leeds
Wednesday 23 September 2020 14:16, UK
Diego Llorente is undergoing a medical with Leeds ahead of his move from Real Sociedad.
The 27-year-old centre-back is set to become Leeds' seventh signing of the window, and will join his fellow Spain international Rodrigo at Elland Road.
Sociedad confirmed Llorente's imminent transfer on Tuesday night, tweeting: "#RealSociedad and @LUFC have reached an agreement in principle for the transfer of @diego_2llorente.
"Eskerrik asko, thank you! We wish you the best of luck in this new stage of your career, Diego!"
Llorente started his career at Real Madrid and joined Sociedad in 2017 after loan spells at Rayo Vallecano and Malaga.
The 27-year-old made his debut for Spain in 2016 and has featured five times for his country.
He made 30 appearances for Sociedad last season as they finished sixth in La Liga.
Leeds' move for Llorente comes after they missed out on a permanent deal for last season's loanee Ben White, who signed a new contract at Brighton. Leeds had three bids turned down for the 22-year-old centre-back.
However, Leeds did secure the signing of centre-back Robin Koch from SC Freiburg on a four-year deal last month.
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