Leeds United have tied down another of their centre-backs as Diego Llorente signs a three-and-a-half-year contract extension. This comes after the club announced the contract renewal of fellow defender, Pascal Struijk.
Llorente’s position at the club has come under scrutiny lately as his erratic performances have left fans yearning for performances more like his first season at the club under the stewardship of Marcelo Bielsa.
That said, since joining The Whites, Llorente has also had a hard time with injury, making 55 appearances since signing in the summer of 2020.
Diego: "We're ready to come back and keep pushing" pic.twitter.com/Kp6svHOeOp— Leeds United (@LUFC) December 23, 2022
Llorente has bagged four goals in his two-and-a-half campaigns at Elland Road, including a header against Liverpool in a match that will forever be remembered as the first match after the announcement of the European Super League in 2021.
The Spaniard will be hoping for a return to form as the season gets back underway on Sunday against Manchester City.