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Diego Llorente strongly wanted back at Roma by Mourinho

Andy Mattioli
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Diego Llorente is once again set to make his return to Roma on loan from Leeds.

After concluding his first loan spell earlier this month, Spanish defender will spend the upcoming season with the Giallorossi after Roma reached an agreement for his temporary transfer with Leeds.

The move was strongly wanted by head coach Jose Mourinho and GM Tiago Pinto, reports Corriere dello Sport.

Both had been impressed with Llorente’s maturity and leadership on and off the pitch and his smooth transition into a reliable starter.

The Spaniard will be used as Chris Smalling’s back-up and could also play as a fullback in emergency situations.

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