Diego Llorente has told Leeds United’s official website that a conversation with Pablo Hernandez proved to be a major factor in joining the newly-promoted Premier League side – and the new addition also commented on fellow recruit Rodrigo.
Llorente has signed a four-year deal at Elland Road in a move believed to have cost £18million (Leeds Live) from La Liga side Real Sociedad. He becomes the club’s third new first-team addition, along with Rodrigo and Robin Koch.
The Whites have also secured permanent deals for Helder Costa and Illan Meslier while Jack Harrison is enjoying a third loan spell at Leeds. Marcelo Bielsa’s men have also strengthened the Under-23 side, including Joe Gelhardt and Sam Greenwood.
Llorente was asked about his new Spanish teammates and stated that a conversation with Hernandez proved to be crucial in convincing him to join Leeds. He also discussed Spain teammate Rodrigo, labelling him a “very good player”.