Diego Llorente: Leeds sign defender from Real Sociedad on four-year contract

Llorente becomes Leeds' seventh signing of the summer

Diego Llorente began his career with Real Madrid
Image: Diego Llorente began his career with Real Madrid

Leeds have completed the signing of defender Diego Llorente on a four-year deal from Real Sociedad.

The centre-back, who has joined for an undiclosed fee, becomes Leeds' seventh signing of the window, joining his fellow Spain international Rodrigo at Elland Road.

Llorente started his career at Real Madrid before joining 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.

Diego Llorente in Spain training in September
Image: Llorente during a Spain training session in September

He made 30 appearances for Sociedad last season as they finished sixth in La Liga.

Leeds saw three bids for a permanent deal for last season's loanee Ben White turned down by Brighton, before the 22-year-old defender signed a new four-year contract at the Amex Stadium.

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