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DONE DEAL: Diego Llorente admits Bielsa 'key factor' for Leeds choice

Leeds United have completed the signing of Real Sociedad defender Diego Llorente.

The 27-year-old joins the club from La Liga outfit Real Sociedad for an undisclosed fee.

The defender has put pen to paper on a four-year deal at Elland Road, running until the summer of 2024.

“I'm very happy to be here and I'm looking forward to meeting my teammates and manager as soon as possible," said Llorente.

“I have a lot of energy and with my abilities I think I can help add to the team and this is the goal for me.

“I was happy when Leeds United got back to the Premier League and to be here is an honour and it's a good challenge for me.

“I talked with Pablo Hernandez and he told me about the team, the city and all of the things he said were good, so the decision for me was very easy and I am excited to be here.

“For me the Premier League is the competition that is the most important in the world of football and it is a challenge to be here and I'm looking forward to getting started and helping my teammates.

Marcelo Bielsa was also a key factor, for me he is the greatest manager in the world and it is an honour, I've come to learn as much as possible from him."

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