Leeds United-owned defender Diego Llorente wants to move to Paris Saint-Germain in the January transfer window, according to a report from Foot Mercato.
Llorente joined AS Roma initially on loan in the previous January window from Leeds. He returned to Stadio Olimpico on loan again in the summer, but he now wants to move on.
Foot Mercato claims that the Spanish central defender is “pushing” to break the deal with the Giallorossi. AS Roma are pretty cool with it, and they are ready to let him go.
However, any potential move to PSG will require the permission of Leeds, the parent club of Llorente. The French media outlet adds that the Whites won’t oppose the move either.
Llorente is valued at around £6.8m, and he is aiming for a new challenge in his career. He is determined to play under Luis Enrique who knows him well from his time with La Roja.
No future with Leeds
Llorente joined the Whites in the summer of 2020, signed by Marcelo Bielsa. He made only 59 appearances for the Yorkshire club, and his time at the club has been blighted by injuries.
Even when Leeds were struggling in the Premier League, they sent him on loan to Roma. It became very clear that he was not seen as a long-term option at the club.
The Whites dropped down to the Championship last season and it became all the more evident that the club will need to get rid of his wages, by sending him on loan to Roma again.
If he wants to move to PSG, the Whites should not have any objection to giving him the green signal to depart.
This could be an interesting month for the Whites. Ideally, Daniel Farke would love to add one or two players as they are aiming for promotion. There could be a few departures as well.
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