Real Sociedad have confirmed an agreement with Leeds United for the signing of defender Diego Llorente.
The Spanish side shared on their personal Twitter account on Tuesday evening, sending their well wishes to the 27-year-old.
ℹ️ OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: #RealSociedad and @LUFC have reached an agreement in principle for the transfer of @diego_2llorente. Eskerrik asko, thank you! We wish you the best of luck in this new stage of your career, Diego!#AurreraReala pic.twitter.com/hnJvxcXQcN
— Real Sociedad (@RealSociedadEN) September 22, 2020
The Whites have quickly moved on from their pursuit of Josko Gvardiol, who will instead move to RB Leipzig next summer.
ESPN journalist David Cartlidge relayed news early on Tuesday from Spanish expert Mikel Recalde claiming that this one was happening, and here we are.
They claimed that the fee would be between £13.7million and £18.3million, as Marcelo Bielsa looks to strengthen his defence.
Llorente should be travelling to Elland Road soon to complete his paperwork before sealing the switch this week.
Phil Hay reacted to the breaking update, claiming that this was “heading towards a conclusion” and should be done before the end of the week.
Beren Cross followed this by reporting that Llorente’s medical will take place on Wednesday in Madrid.
Llorente may not be ready to be in the matchday squad against Sheffield United but will be ready to make his debut against Manchester City the week after.
The Athletic reported that the fee will be closer to £20million, with Llorente following Robin Koch and Rodrigo through the door at Elland Road.
Valencia also announced that they had agreed a deal with Leeds for Rodrigo before the medical had taken place, and the move was completed only days after.
We expect this to follow the same route, with Llorente announced as a Whites player in the next 48 hours in West Yorkshire.
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