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Real Sociedad announce sale of Diego Llorente to Leeds

Real Sociedad have announced that they have reached an agreement to sell centre-back Diego Llorente to Leeds United.

In an official statement, the Basque club confirmed the 27-year-old’s sale to Leeds and wished him the best.

Leeds will pay a sum of €18m (£16.5m) for Llorente, a five-time Spain international. Real Madrid will receive €4m of the fee from a sell-on clause.

Llorente will now fly to England for a medical and contract signing before the deal is rubber stamped.

Leeds’ pursuit of Llorente evolved quickly with the first reports emerging on Tuesday morning.

Marcelo Bielsa had been hoping to add Dinamo Zagreb defender Josko Gvardiol to his squad.

However, the Croatian is heading to RB Leipzig and Leeds have wasted no time in moving for Llorente instead.

Llorente joined Real Sociedad from Real Madrid in 2017 and went on to make 88 appearances.

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