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Real Sociedad fans react as club confirm Leeds agreement on Twitter

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Real Sociedad fans react as club confirm Leeds agreement on Twitter

Real Sociedad have confirmed on their official Twitter page that Leeds United have agreed a fee with the La Liga side to sign defender Diego Llorente this summer – and Sociedad fans are seemingly happy to see him go.

Llorente, 27, has entered the final two years of his Sociedad contract and it now appears the Spain international is set to move to England. Reports from Spain initially confirmed English outlets claiming a fee had been agreed.

Spanish outlet and local Real Sociedad newspaper Noticias De Gipuzkoa have claimed that Leeds have agreed a fee believed to exceed £18.5million. It makes Llorente Leeds’ third most-expensive signing in their history.

The Whites may have been prompted into strengthening their defence after conceding seven goals in their opening two Premier League matches against Liverpool and Fulham. Sociedad confirmed the agreement on Twitter.

Gaetano Berardi is injured and out of contract while Ben White has returned to Premier League rivals Brighton and the duo needed replacing. Now, Leeds have plenty of options – with Llorente and Robin Koch – in central defence.

Sociedad fans have reacted on Twitter to the news that Llorente is set to join Leeds, subject to a medical and personal terms. Many are seemingly happy to see him go, but they wished Llorente the best ahead of his departure.


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