Diego Llorente signed for Leeds United in late September, and is yet to make his debut for the club. Arriving from Real Sociedad in a deal worth around €20m for the Spanish club, the defender was considered to be a good signing for Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
That could very much still be the case, but injury issues mean he’s yet to feature in the Premier League. A relapse whilst away with the Spanish national team made the situation worse, however, Llorente is now fit and nearing a debut for the Yorkshire club.
Mundo Deportivo report the Spaniard is ‘very close’ to his breakthrough for Leeds United. He’s recovered from his adductor injury, and the relapse, and Mundo Deportivo’s information states he’s training normally and now on the verge of appearing for the Whites.
Llorente will first have to convince Bielsa he’s worthy of a place in the team, and it would be no surprise if the manager takes things slowly. The Argentine has shown on repeat occasions that he won’t rush signings into the starting eleven, regardless of their status or past elsewhere.
Leeds United face Chelsea on Saturday evening, and whilst there’s confidence in Spain of a quick debut, Bielsa may decide to delay things for a while.