Italian outlet Il Romanista claims Leeds United will sanction the permanent exit of Diego Llorente to Roma this summer if the Italian club tables a figure in the region of £13.25million – despite his permanent clause being higher.
Llorente, 29, has broken into the Roma team over the last few weeks and has started the last three Serie A games. Largely due to the suspension of Roger Ibanez. He was an unused sub against Feyenoord in the Europa League.
The Spain star has excellent in those three Serie A matches. Roma have won all three, strengthening their pursuit of Champions League qualification – and kept three clean sheets during wins over Udinese, Torino and Sampdoria.
It will be interesting to see if Jose Mourinho keeps Llorente in his side when Roma host Feyenoord on Thursday night, or, against Atalanta in the League next weekend. What is for sure, is that Llorente has caught the eye of late.
Indeed, Italian media described his performance on Sunday as both “flawless” and “reliable”. Now, Il Romanista say that while Roma have an option to buy him for around £15.6m, they want to pay less. Llorente is keen on a move.
Leeds will sanction exit of Llorente to Roma this summer for £13.25m
They claim that Leeds would be willing to accept offers in the region of £13.25m. The outlet states that if Roma put that kind of figure in front of Leeds to buy Llorente, Leeds ‘won’t put too much resistance’ up if they are to cash in.
So, it all depends on how much Roma are willing to spend on Llorente and if he has done enough to convince Roma that he is worth buying in the summer. Certainly, Leeds will feel they’ve got a good price if they rake in over £13m.