leeds united, Roma want to re-sign Leeds United man on loan, but the Whites want to sell

Roma want to re-sign Leeds United man on loan, but the Whites want to sell

Roma want to sign Diego Llorente from Leeds United on another loan deal, but Leeds United may look to sell him permanently, as per Corriere dello Sport print edition (via MOT Leeds News).

Leeds United fell short in the play-off final last month and will spend another season in the Championship.

Daniel Farke’s side were unable to edge past Southampton who ultimately joined Leicester City as the two relegated sides who made an immediate return to top flight action.

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The 30-year-old Spanish defender has played 50 games for Roma since joining them on loan back in January 2023.

Last season he made 29 Serie A appearances, scoring once and assisting another from the back.

He is set to return to Elland Road this summer and Roma are keen to strike another loan deal. However, the Whites would rather sell him permanently and that may mean Llorente ends up elsewhere next season.

Moving him on

Leeds United signed Llorente back in the Premier League for big money and whilst he was a regular for sometime in Yorkshire, it seems he doesn’t have a future at the club anymore.

He still has two years left on his Leeds United contract and having proven he can still play at the top level last season, Leeds United should be able to bring in a decent fee for his services this season.

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That fee could be vital as the Whites look ahead to a summer where they may need to sell a lot of their key players to raise money during this transfer window.

Cutting their losses

Leeds United will almost definitely lose money on Llorente if they sell him this summer. However, that is something they can’t afford to worry about.

Farke’s side will be once again one of the favourites for promotion next season, but there is a chance the Leeds United squad will look very different come the start of the 2024/25 season.

The German boss has a strong history of getting teams out of the Championship with Norwich City and it will be hoped he can do so at the second time of asking with the Whites.

The recent investment from Red Bull should help Leeds United and put them in a healthier position this summer, but it still feels like it could be a very busy summer for them.

Llorente will be keen to play regular football at the best level possible next season and having featured in the Europa League last season, there is a chance he will push for a move away this summer in search for European football again.

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