There’s now widespread agreement in the Spanish media that Diego Llorente is set to become a Leeds United player, and do so quickly.
Earlier we covered a report from Marca which stated the Premier League club had finalised an agreement with Real Sociedad for the defender’s move. The transfer was put at ‘just under €20m’, and only a medical was in the way of the move being completed.
La Real’s local newspaper, Diario Vasco, are also covering the move and are very pleased with the business. Llorente has been for sale since the window opened, because he’s been seen as way to make money to finance incomings. They put the transfer fee at ‘around €20m’.
Media close to Real Madrid have been covering Los Blancos’ cut of the transfer fee, with them set to receive about €4m for their former player.
Mundo Deportivo say there’s ‘full agreement’ for the move, and it will ‘become official in the next few hours’. Don’t hold your breath, because it’s quite possible it’ll actually take longer.
Interestingly, Mundo add that AS Monaco offered €20m in the January window, and saw it rejected because Real Sociedad didn’t have time to find a replacement.