Roma to confirm Diego Llorente as back-up defender

Andy Mattioli

Roma are likely to agree on a permanent deal with Leeds United for defender Diego Llorente.

The Spanish centreback is nearing the end of his second consecutive loan spell in the Italian capital and is now said to be on the verge of penning a new long-term deal with the Giallorossi.

According to Il Tempo, there is an agreement in place between Roma and Leeds for the purchase of Diego Llorente for a total sum of €5 million.

The player and the club are on very good terms – Roma deem Llorente a good back-up option for Daniele De Rossi’s squad ahead of next season and want to continue working together.

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