By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

3rd Oct, 2020 | 3:38pm

'Important' – Exclusive: Pundit tips never-seen Leeds ace to make immediate impact v Man City

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Paul Robinson has said that Diego Llorente’s experience could be set to pay immediate dividends for Leeds.

Llorente could make his debut for Leeds in one of the toughest games of the season when Man City travel to Elland Road if Liam Cooper doesn’t play.

Marcelo Bielsa had said there were no fresh injuries in his press conference but Cooper was missing from a recent Leeds training video and some fans think he could be suffering from a knock.

Leeds had hoped to sign young centre-back Josko Gvardiol before he turned the move down. Leeds ended up signing the far more experienced Llorente and Robinson thinks that could pay immediate dividends.

Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News Robinson said, “Diego Llorente is very experienced and he’ll play a lot more first-team football which is really important for Leeds.

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“As we’ve seen Leeds are having to utilise their squad already and we’re only three games into the season.

“Pablo Hernandez is out, Jack Harrison can’t play against Man City and Liam Cooper missed the Liverpool game.

“The more experience that’s in the Leeds squad the better. The Llorente signing is a very good signing and it could start paying off immediately for Leeds.”

Llorente tweeted earlier on Saturday saying, “I’m wishing to play my first game with Leeds United.”

If he does play he’ll likely partner Germany international Robin Koch at the back for Leeds and will get a baptism of fire against a fearsome Man City attack.

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