Expert drops Diego Llorente claim at Leeds
Former Leeds midfielder David Norris believes that if Diego Llorente repeats his second half of the campaign next year he could attract the interest of bigger clubs.
Signed by Real Sociedad for £ 18m, the Spanish defender, recently called up to Luis Enrique’s squad for the European Championships, has had a mixed first campaign in English football.
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Groin then hamstring problem kept Llorente from coming out of the first 60 percent of the season for Leeds, but after returning in February, the defender quickly became a key part of Marcelo Bielsa’s squad.
In fact, heading into the final two games with only the final day’s win over West Brom missing due to injury as a precaution, Llorente started 13 games on the rebound in a three month span, with the Yorkshire holding losing just three times in that race.
Strong reports believe Leeds are awaiting offers for the Spaniard, but Norris believes that following his injuries it would be a major risk for other clubs, especially given the price that should be imposed on him.
He said exclusively Football FanCast:
“I think Leeds will be asking for crazy money, and everyone will be put off because of the injuries and the first half of the season.
“I think if he stays at Leeds and does so next season as well, then I think he will sniff out all the big clubs, but at this point it will be a bet for the money Leeds are going to ask for.”