Former Leeds United star Jon Newsome says that the club would be willing to sell Diego Llorente this summer provided the right bid is tabled.
Football Insider has claimed that the Whites are braced for big bids for the central defender this summer.
Rival Premier League clubs are said to hold an interest in signing Llorente after a fine first season in the top-flight.
Should Llorente leave Leeds?
The centre-back made 15 appearances in the league, scoring once, and he is also capable of playing at right-back and in defensive midfield.
Newsome thinks that Llorente could be available in the summer transfer window but only for the right price.
The Spain international has won eight caps and has a contract until 2024, while he is valued at £18m by Transfermarkt.
Speaking exclusively to The Transfer Tavern, he said: “Again, it’s another difficult one, isn’t it? You know, he didn’t have a great start to his Leeds career, he was injured for quite a considerable amount of time. In the back end of the season, he’s shown what he’s about.
“He’s comfortable on the ball. He’s got a bit of pace about him. I think he’s still getting to grips with the physical side of the game in England, the set pieces and that kind of stuff. So, I’d be surprised if the club moved him on.
“But again, it’s another one of those. If a real big number comes in, and it’s put on the table, everybody’s for sale at a certain price. So it just depends what that number is.”
Llorente is a former Real Madrid player and he battled with injury throughout 2020/21, dealing with groin and hamstring problems.
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