Report: Leicester City want £45m Diego Llorente from Real Sociedad

Leicester City Manager Brendan Rodgers during the Leicester City press conference at King Power Stadium on March 01, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom.

Llorente has impressed with La Liga high-flyers Real Sociedad to catch the eye of Premier League challengers Leicester City.

Diego Llorente of Real Sociedad with the ball during the Liga match between RCD Espanyol and Real Sociedad at RCDE Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.

Leicester City are interested in signing Spanish international Diego Llorente from Real Sociedad in the January transfer window, according to the Mirror (6 November, page 51), with a club-record £45 million addition lined up.

Llorente has been one of the key performers in a brilliant start to the season for Sociedad, who are joint top of La Liga on 22 points with a team full of exceptional young talents, such as Martin Odegaard, Alexander Isak and Mikel Oyazarbal, living up to their potential.

 

But La Real are at risk of losing one of their star men in the winter.

The Mirror claims that Leicester want to bring five-time international Llorente to the King Power Stadium with the 6ft 1ins stopper, who can also play in midfield, identified as a potential long-term successor for Wes Morgan or Jonny Evans.

Angel Correa of Atletico de Madrid (R) competes for the ball with Diego Llorente of Real Sociedad (L) during the Liga match between Real Sociedad and Club Atletico de Madrid at Estadio...

Sociedad will be powerless to prevent the one-time Real Madrid youngster from leaving should Leicester trigger his £45 million release clause, a fee that would make Llorente the club’s record signing.

The Mirror adds that West Ham and Tottenham have been watching the 26-year-old too but Brendan Rodgers' side appear to be at the front of the queue as it stands for a one-time Real Madrid youngster who continues to go from strength to strength.

Diego Llorente of Real Sociedad competes for the ball with Iago Aspas of Celta de Vigo during the Liga match between RC Celta de Vigo and Real Sociedad at Abanca-Balaídos on October 27,...

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