Diego Llorente is set to sign a four-year deal with Leeds United, according to Mundo Deportivo, with the Whites seeing off competition from several Premier League rivals for his signature.
Marcelo Bielsa is set to add another defender to his ranks this summer. Real Sociedad confirmed on Twitter that a deal in principle had been agreed with the newly-promoted Premier League side.
Mundo Deportivo reports that Leeds are set to pay around £18.4 million for the 27-year-old. It is noted that Llorente still needs to undergo a medical.
But it would appear that everything is in place for the Spain international to join Leeds. And Mundo Deportivo reports that he is set to sign up for four years at Elland Road.
The report adds that several top flight rivals also had Llorente on their radar and made contact about a potential move.
However, Mundo Deportivo suggests that it was Leeds who made the offer that interested Llorente.
TBR View: Llorente has ability to vindicate Leeds’s faith
It will be interesting to see whether several Premier League sides are left to rue not doing more to sign Llorente.
Leeds needed to improve defensively after their opening two games of the season.
And signing Llorente looks to be a further step in the right direction for Bielsa’s men. He certainly has the ability to make a move look like a masterstroke.