Leeds United swoop to sign former Deportivo talent Hugo Diaz

General view of the stadium at the end of the La Liga match between RC Deportivo La Coruna and FC Barcelona at Riazor Stadium on March 12, 2017 in La Coruna, Spain.

Leeds United have added Hugo Diaz to their under-23 squad.

Leeds United have moved to sign Deportivo La Coruna defender Hugo Diaz.

The 20-year-old has changed his Twitter profile to display a picture of himself at Thorp Arch, with 'Player of LUFC' written in his short bio.

Diaz has also updated his Instagram profile to display himself as a Leeds player.

Leeds United corner flag before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on February 25, 2017 in Leeds, England.

He is the latest talent from Spain to join up with Leeds this summer, with the arrivals led by first team ace Samu Saiz.

Diaz will link up with the under-23 team, joining fellow players who have left Spanish clubs for Leeds this summer, including Alejandro Machua, Ousama Siddiki, Kun Temenuzkhov, Oriol Rey and Adrian Balboa, while Madger Gomes has joined from Liverpool.

General view of the stadium at the end of the La Liga match between RC Deportivo La Coruna and FC Barcelona at Riazor Stadium on March 12, 2017 in La Coruna, Spain.

El Desmarque reported earlier this summer that Diaz was not being kept on Deportivo's books, and he had since been looking for a new side.

Diaz's first task will be to help Leeds' under-23 side turn around a run of results which saw them finish bottom of the division last season.

For context, Diaz is the same age as Leeds first team breakthrough talent Conor Shaughnessy, which will give him hope of progression if he can make a strong early impression under Carlos Corberan.

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