Supporters of Leeds United have recently aired their delight following an injury update on Spanish central defender Diego Llorente.
The tweet from the journalist also carried quotes from Marcelo Bielsa in which the Argentine manager explained that the 27-year-old defender is “healthy and in condition to play”.
However, Bielsa did admit that Llorente may not be stepping straight into the first team because “the ideal thing would be for him to play in the under-23s before first-team football as it has been a while”.
After this tweet was relayed to Leeds fans, lots of them flocked to it to air their delight regarding the update.
So, what did these Leeds fans have to say about the injury update on Diego Llorente?
TEAM NEWS: LEEDS UNITED
Defender Diego Llorente (groin) has recovered from his injury. Head coach Marcelo Bielsa says he is "healthy & in condition to play. The ideal thing would be for him to play in the U23s before 1st team football as it has been a while." #LUFC pic.twitter.com/WuCXfd2q4A
— Adam Pope (@apopey) December 3, 2020
Get him straight in
— Ben Marshall (@BenMars14577205) December 3, 2020
Good stuff this ???????? Looking forward to seeing what he brings to us at the back ????
— Alan Thompson ?? (@thombo1987) December 3, 2020
The Spaniard currently has until the summer of 2024 on his contract with the Whites and a market value of £18m according to Transfermarkt.
Should Diego Llorente go straight into the team when he is fit?
No, he's not ready
Yes, he will be ready
Brilliant news, let’s hope he don’t get injured!! #MOT
— King Pablo ???? #LEEDSCHAMPIONS #ALAW #MOT (@PabloH1919) December 3, 2020
That’s good news, I was beginning to think he was a figment of our imagination
— Chris Walton (@chris_walton21) December 3, 2020
During the previous transfer window, Bielsa’s side recruited Llorente from La Liga club Real Sociedad for an undisclosed fee, which was believed to be around £18m (per BBC).
Since his arrival at Elland Road, the 27-year-old centre-back has not made a single appearance for the Whites and featured on their bench on only one occasion (per Transfermarkt).
Even if he gets in the 1st team squad come January gonna be like a new signing
— Kyle England (@boxingkyle) December 3, 2020
Christmas come early ??
— Katie (& sometimes Rich) Kins ?? (@TeamKins) December 3, 2020
Hallelujah !!! ?
— Simon Green (@Simongreen19) December 3, 2020
As can be seen in these responses from Leeds fans, it seems that many of them were delighted that Llorente is nearing a return to fitness for the Whites.