Leeds United are on the verge of another summer signing, as a deal for Diego Llorente appears to be drawing closer and closer.
San Sebastian-based newspaper Noticias de Gipuzkoa reported on Tuesday that a deal had been struck between Leeds and Real Sociedad for Llorente.
The deal will see Leeds pay around €20million (£18.3million) for Llorente, bolstering Marcelo Bielsa’s back line after missing out on Josko Gvardiol.
If Leeds fans had any fears that the move for Llorente was just a rumour or could fall through at the last minute, their worries have been alleviated.
Real Sociedad confirmed late on Tuesday night that they have agreed a deal with Leeds for Llorente to head to Elland Road imminently.
Sociedad’s statement praised Llorente for his ‘professional and commitment’ in his three years at the club, and wished him the best at Leeds.
They confirmed that a medical is imminent for the 27-year-old, meaning he is now on the verge of joining Spanish international teammate Rodrigo at Leeds.
Llorente will become Leeds’ second centre back signing of the summer alongside Robin Koch, and should help solidify a Leeds back line that has leaked seven goals in two Premier League games.