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Exclusive: David Norris expects Diego Llorente to remain at Leeds next season

David Norris reckons that Diego Llorente’s injury history combined with Leeds’ asking-price would make him a risk for a potential buyer.

The Spaniard made the switch to Elland Road last summer but saw the opening six months of his time in Yorkshire overshadowed by injuries.

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Groin and hamstring problems saw Llorente restricted to just one Premier League start before February, although his season quickly turned around and he proved a revelation when he established himself as a regular as Leeds finished ninth.

He ended up making 15 league appearances in total and scored his only goal in the draw with Liverpool in April.

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Football Insider reported earlier this summer that Leeds were preparing themselves for huge offers for the Spanish international.

However, Norris exclusively told Football FanCast that he expects the 27-year-old to be going nowhere.

“Because he did so well in the second half of the season, Leeds won’t want to let him go, but if you’re looking to bring him in, is he injury prone?

“He’s very in and out, so the risk would be too much for the price that Leeds want for him, so I would expect to see him stay otherwise it would be a gamble for anyone else.”

Despite not playing a single minute at Euro 2020, Llorente proved himself to cope with the demands of the Premier League once he gained his fitness, and is surely a face that Marcelo Bielsa wants to keep around.

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