Diego Llorente: I am excited to be here

Diego Llorente: I am excited to be here

Defender on joining Leeds United.

New Leeds United signing Diego Llorente spoke to LUTV after completing his transfer to the club.

The Spanish international has signed a four-year deal at Elland Road, joining from La Liga outfit Real Sociedad.

Llorente, who will wear the number 14 shirt for the Whites, revealed he can’t wait get going in the Premier League.

“I’m very happy to be here and I’m looking forward to meeting my teammates and manager as soon as possible,” said Llorente.

“I have a lot of energy and with my abilities I think I can help add to the team and this is the goal for me.

“I was happy when Leeds United got back to the Premier League and to be here is an honour and it’s a good challenge for me.

“I talked with Pablo Hernandez and he told me about the team, the city and all of the things he said were good, so the decision for me was very easy and I am excited to be here.

“For me the Premier League is the competition that is the most important in the world of football and it is a challenge to be here and I’m looking forward to getting started and helping my teammates.

“Marcelo Bielsa was also a key factor, for me he is the greatest manager in the world and it is an honour, I’ve come to learn as much as possible from him.”