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Leeds: Diego Llorente linked with return to Spain this summer

Leeds: Diego Llorente linked with return to Spain this summer - Leeds United

Diego Llorente is reportedly keen to leave Leeds United in a shock exit this summer, with a return to Spain potentially on the cards.

The Whites signed the centre-back from Real Sociedad for £18million back in September, with the Spaniard’s arrival considered a real coup at the time .

A Spain international with six caps to his name, Llorente has been a slight disappointment, however, with injuries restricting him to just six Premier League appearances overall.

Llorente could leave Leeds this summer

There are now claims that the 27-year-old could be moving on to pastures new at the end of the season, which certainly comes as a shock given that he arrived less than 12 months ago as the club’s third-most expensive signing ever (Transfermarkt).

According to El Gol Digital, Llorente is keen to leave Elland Road in the summer, with Real Betis thought to be interested in taking him back to his homeland.

Spain coach Luis Enrique is believed to be keen on the defender moving there, with his lack of playing time for Leeds seen as a reason behind his potential exit.

Transfer Tavern take

Llorente has undoubtedly been a disappointment for the Whites so far, but his aforementioned injury problems have not allowed him to find any sort of rhythm.

It is pointless keeping hold of unhappy players, though, and if the Leeds man believes a fresh challenge is required, Marcelo Bielsa is unlikely to refuse him a move elsewhere.

In terms of his experience and quality, however, it would be better to retain his services moving forward, despite his struggles to date.

In other news, Leeds are ‘thinking seriously’ about signing a particular type of player this summer. Read more about it here.

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