Diego Llorente appears to be back in training with Leeds United ahead of their Premier League showdown at Wolves on Friday.

On the LUTV website, a clip of the players going through their paces was uploaded and about 18 seconds in, you can see Llorente, 27, alongside Patrick Bamford indoors at Thorp Arch.

Llorente has made just two appearances for Leeds since joining the Yorkshire club from Real Sociedad in September.

Don’t get your hopes up

Just because Llorente has been spotted in training, doesn’t mean he’ll be available to play against Wolves on Friday.

The Spain international has had a lot of injury issues this season, which have limited him to just 91 minutes’ worth of league football for the Whites.

Leeds really do need him and Robin Koch back as soon as possible but as shown when Llorente was taken off at Newcastle, he cannot be rushed.

It could be that Llorente plays once or twice for the Under-23s before being eased back into the first-team. It could be a massive mistake if he’s thrown into the starting line-up at Molineux this week.

Leeds’ defence has suffered this season.

According to stats by FBRef, only West Brom have a worst xGA than Leeds [40.6], while only the Baggies have conceded more goals than Bielsa’s men [42].

If Llorente was fit and available to play all season, it would be fair to assume we would not have conceded so many goals but injuries are part and parcel of life at Elland Road with Bielsa in charge, unfortunately.

Pascal Struijk and Liam Cooper can be good on their day but neither of them really compared to what Spain and Germany centre-halves Llorente and Koch should be able to do.

In other Leeds United news, Ian Wright slammed one United player after what he saw at the weekend versus Arsenal.


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