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Leeds have confirmed defender Diego Llorente has joined Roma on loan until the end of the season with an option to buy him permanently for £18m included in the deal.
The 29-year-old centre-half signed a three-and-a-half-year contract extension with the club last month, but has struggled to force his way into head coach Jesse Marsch's starting line-up.
Leeds said: 'This term he has been restricted to just 13 appearances in all competitions, finding himself behind Liam Cooper, Robin Koch and new recruit Max Wober in the defensive pecking order.'
Defender Diego Llorente has joined Roma on loan after falling out of favour at Leeds
Llorente has made 59 appearances in all competitions for Leeds since joining from Real Sociedad in September 2020 for a reported fee in the region of £18million.
Jesse Marsch's side have already signed a