The Yorkshire Evening Post have given an update on summer signing Diego Llorente as the Leeds United defender continues to await his debut for the Whites. The latest report, though, will come as good news for the Yorkshire outfit.

Llorente, 27, joined Leeds in the summer from Real Sociedad before instantly going on international duty with Spain. However, he suffered a groin injury while with Spain, and that has prevented him from featuring for Leeds since.

Leeds need him back. Luke Ayling had to cover for Liam Cooper at centre-back against Aston Villa, while captain Cooper returned against Leicester but failed to prevent Jamie Vardy and co. from scoring four goals at Elland Road.

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Llorente is expected to help plug the gap. The former Real Madrid defender has become a regular in Spain’s national squad, after clocking up 88 appearances for Sociedad in his three seasons with the La Liga side.

Now, the YEP have delivered an exciting update on the defender’s injury. During a Q&A session on the website, the YEP claim: “Diego Llorente is getting closer, so another two weeks should see him back in contention.”

Saturday’s outing against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park will come too soon but with the international break coming up, Llorente could be in contention to make his debut against Arsenal.

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