Former Manchester United player Adnan Januzaj has reacted on Instagram after Diego Llorente told Leeds United fans he’s “proud and excited” to have joined the Yorkshire giants.
Earlier this week, Leeds agreed a deal to sign Llorente, 27, from Real Sociedad for up to £20million [Daily Mail].
On Friday, the Spanish centre-back took to his personal Instagram account to unveil himself to his new supporters but managed to get heckled by his now-former team-mate Januzaj.
In a clear dig at Llorente’s post on the post, Januzaj called the Spain international a “model” in the comment section.
Real Betis forward Juanmi, who used to play for Sociedad, also replied to Llorente’s post by saying “congratulations” and that he deserves his big-money move to the Premier League.
It remains to be seen what kind of role Llorente will play at Elland Road.
Marcelo Bielsa is by no means a fan of rotating his squad and although Liam Cooper has less experience of playing in top-flight football than Llorente and fellow new arrival Robin Koch, we doubt that the club captain will be dropped to accommodate one of the two.
Koch is also unlikely to make way for Llorente simply because he’s going to be a lot more well-versed in Bielsa’s tactics than the ex-Sociedad ace.
However Koch can also play as a defensive midfielder and we’ve seen time and time again that Kalvin Phillips can pick up injuries and suspensions.
All three centre-backs will get plenty of chances this season, we’re sure.
Otherwise, why would Llorente and Koch have joined?
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