Leeds United’s Diego Llorente has been on loan at AS Roma since the start of this year.

Chris Smalling has been sidelined with an injury for most of the season and that’s seen Llorente enjoy a prominent role under José Mourinho. He’s made 14 appearances so far, which includes 10 league starts.

Today’s Corriere dello Sport takes a look at the Leeds United owned player’s performances and covers his future at the Serie A side.

The centre-back has been operating in a three-man defence along with Evan Ndicka and Gianluca Mancini.

It’s said ‘he pours out energy’ and is compared to a ‘marvellous and very tall fountain’.

The newspaper adds the Leeds man has been having an impact both on and off the pitch, at a time when Roma have been able to find balance in Smalling’s absence. This has seen Mourinho’s side seriously consider retaining the Spain international

There are several factors indicating that he’s likely to stay at the Italian club beyond his loan deal.

On his future at Roma, the report states Llorente’s position ‘will be evaluated’ with Leeds at the end of this season.

His goal, for now, is to perform well on the pitch for Roma and make his way into the Spain squad for next summer’s Euros.