Diego Llorente has told Leeds United’s official website that he is ready to face Sheffield United on Sunday afternoon if Marcelo Bielsa wants him to start, after the Whites confirmed the capture of the Spain international.
Llorente, 27, has put pen to paper on a four-year deal at Elland Road with Leeds Live reporting the transfer to have cost £18million. It sees Llorente becomes the club third-most expensive ever signing, just ahead of Robbie Keane.
Leeds failed to complete a permanent deal for Ben White in the summer and Gaetano Berardi suffered a long-term knee injury, leaving the Whites short at centre-back. It has seen Victor Orta decide to sign Llorente as well as Robin Koch.
Spain international Llorente – who came through the ranks at Real Madrid before three seasons with Sociedad – can also play in holding midfield, like Koch. Speaking to Leeds’ website after his move, he confirmed he is ready to play on Sunday.