Roma keen to wrap up €5m Llorente deal

19 Jun 2024 06:25 am, by Ellandback1


Good Morning. It's Wednesday 19th June, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...


Roma keen to wrap up €5m Llorente deal

Reports from Italy suggest Roma will take advantage of a gentleman's agreement they had with Leeds last Summer, and wrap up the permanent signing of Diego Llorente for €5m (£4.2m).

The 30yo centre-back adapted to life in La Liga like a duck to water, and soon made his feelings abundantly clear that he did not want to return to Blighty!  He had a solid campaign last season for the Giallorossi, starting 33 games (and making 7 substitute appearances) from all competitions, picking up a respectable 6.64 'Whoscored' rating, placing him ninth in their squad.





Pre Season trip of Germany on the cards

Leeds are planning a pre-season tour of Germany this Summer as part of their preparations for the forthcoming season, according to YEP journalist Graham Smyth.

The Whites have already scheduled games against Harrogate Town and Valencia this Summer, but the gaffer has decided that an exertion to his homeland would be beneficial to his squad. Farke has both played an managed in Germany; it will be interesting to see what he has planned! According to Smythe
“Yes, we are anticipating a trip to Germany for Farke and his squad as they prepare for the new season, but the friendlies are not confirmed and the details are still to be firmed up before the club makes any announcements.”




Leeds set to lose out financially on Roca deal

Real Betis have agreed a four year contract with wantaway midfielder Marc Roca, amidst rumours that they are close to agreeing a reduced fee with Leeds Utd for his services.

Roca, a £10m rescue signing from the depths of Bayern Munich's squad two years ago, was one one of the first to jump ship last Summer, taking full advantage of a clause in his contract allowing him to go out on loan in the event of relegation.

Just like Llorente, Roca found Mediterranean life to his liking, vowing never to return to West Yorkshire.  Failure to win promotion last season, has allowed the 27yo to extend his stay in Seville for another season by which time he'll only have a year left on his contract. Roca excelled last season in La Liga, but the clause in his contract puts Bettis in the driving seat as far as negotiations go. 




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Notwell wrote on 04 Jul 2024 08:58 am

Sean_Nile wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 2:54 pm You could get a job as a fact checker at the BBC.

I was using poetic license by contrasting the different weather climate which might be a contributing factor that deciding where to play your football.

Anyway welcome to MOT
Thanks, not a fact checker usually. But Andalucia is my second home.

Clitheroe White wrote on 19 Jun 2024 09:03 pm

andrewjohnsmith wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 6:57 pm The details are all in the contracts already. And we know how badly written they were.

We do have a little bargaining power with Roca. If we get promoted, we'll be able to negotiate a higher fee. So it would be in the other club's best interest to try and buy for a cheaper price now.

Same is true for Llorente who is also under contract until 2026. So, if we get promoted, we own all his rights and can demand a decent transfer fee. So it's in a buying club's best interest to try and buy him this summer rather than wait until next summer.
Very good point AJS

andrewjohnsmith wrote on 19 Jun 2024 06:57 pm

Phild wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 5:10 pm Why don’t we charge a extraordinary loan fee or was something written into the agreements?

The details are all in the contracts already. And we know how badly written they were.

We do have a little bargaining power with Roca. If we get promoted, we'll be able to negotiate a higher fee. So it would be in the other club's best interest to try and buy for a cheaper price now.

Same is true for Llorente who is also under contract until 2026. So, if we get promoted, we own all his rights and can demand a decent transfer fee. So it's in a buying club's best interest to try and buy him this summer rather than wait until next summer.

andrewjohnsmith wrote on 19 Jun 2024 05:48 pm

DDB220 wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 12:27 pm What folk need to realise is that FFP does not only apply to us. I will be very surprised if we sell Gnonto or Summerville in this accounting period, because whilst we reduce our FFP figure the buyer increases theirs - and that may be a sticking point. The transfer window has changed into a rather complex beast, and proven enforceable regulation is at the centre of it.
I am encouraging my youngest to look for a job in football after he finishes his financial maths degree - the chairman’s abacus is gathering dust next to the fish tank.
Good point about buying teams having to comply with their own FFP in the current window. Don't think many of us had taken the other side into consideration. Maybe that's the reason Brighton have been the only team to pop up with interest in Summerville this week. They were reported to have made massive profits.

And these FFP rules are just ridiculous. Should just be: Positive bank account = good. Negative bank account = bad. Kinda what FFP was created for.

Phild wrote on 19 Jun 2024 05:10 pm

Why don’t we charge a extraordinary loan fee or was something written into the agreements?