After claims that Diego Llorente could be on the bench to face AC Monza on Saturday, the Leeds United loanee delighted everyone at AS Roma by returning to full training on Thursday.

This came a week after he was forced to come off with a head injury last week in the Europa League clash against Feyenoord, which saw him spend the night in a clinic as his health was closely monitored.

He was released the next day, but was given a few days of rest, with Corriere dello Sport reporting the Leeds man as present on Thursday with his teammates.

This will be a relief for the player himself, as he is currently in a limbo situation, not fully knowing whether his future will be in Rome or if a return to Elland Road is on the horizon.

The centre-back does have an option to buy, said to be of €5.5m, in the loan deal, but while that was a near guarantee to be triggered when José Mourinho was in charge, the arrival of Daniele De Rossi has cast a few doubts.

The Italian manager could end up going in a different direction next season if he remains at the helm of his beloved team, and that’s why Llorente’s swift return is good for the Spaniard, as he will need to impress quickly.

It all starts Saturday for him, although it remains to be seen if he will be a part of the starting line up, with perhaps a substitute appearance a likelier option for him, just to gently but surely get him back on track.