By Mark Smith

10th Jun, 2021 | 6:45pm

Diego Llorente returns second negative test, could return to Spain squad tomorrow

Leeds United defender Diego Llorente has delivered a second negative test in his third COVID-19 screening this week.

The Spanish international initially tested positive for the virus, something that has since been called a false positive throughout the camp.

Should Llorente deliver another negative test tomorrow, he should be ready to return to the training camp on the same day ahead of the EUROs.

Spain delivered the result on their official Twitter account, something that was relayed by Graham Smyth this evening.

“Diego Llorente chained his third PCR test with a negative result,” they wrote.

“In the event that the international footballer adds one more test with a negative result, he would rejoin the concentration of Spain tomorrow Friday.”


All Llorente has to do now is return one more negative, and he will be back in the thick of the action ahead of the opener against Sweden.

Luis Enrique will be crossing his fingers, with the potential stream of vaccinations taking place in his squad tomorrow as well.

It has been reported that the national army could turn up to the base with vaccinations for the squad, but there is concern about that happening.

This would have been the last thing that Llorente wanted or needed.

The defender finally ended the season in cracking form, after a shocking few months where he couldn’t get fit after his huge move from Real Sociedad.

Llorente should be back to his best tomorrow, and he will be looking to be involved against Sweden, although that is now looking unlikely.

In other Leeds United news, This Whites duo could be emergency vaccinated on Friday – Adam Pope