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Well this has come out of nowhere.

Sky Sports reporting that a deal is close for Spanish International Cb Diego Llorente.

Current Spain international.

Been linked to Liverpool, Spurs and West Ham.

Over 100 La Liga matches to his name.

Its a surprise.

Real Sociedad finished 6th last season and were Copa Del Rey finalists last season.

Why would he come here to be a backup cb?
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Re: Diego Llorente- Deal Close (RUMOUR)

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All over the net

Is this one for real Cjay ? If true we are obviously concerned about our CB limitations

Ball playing defender whom appears strong in the air
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Re: Diego Llorente- Deal Close (RUMOUR)

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Looks like he was playing RB a lot there. If he can do that too then great, Ayling needs good cover without us sacrificing Dallas.

Either way, better him than Gvardiol imo.
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Re: Diego Llorente- Deal Close (RUMOUR)

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Hay confirming now...

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Re: Diego Llorente- Deal Close (RUMOUR)

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1964white wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:47 am All over the net

Is this one for real Cjay ? If true we are obviously concerned about our CB limitations

Ball playing defender whom appears strong in the air
Seems to be Leon, its been reported by reliable Spanish source like Marca?

Its a strange one, to go from a left footed 18 year old with barely any experience to a right footed 27 year old with quite a bit of experience in 24 hours?

Maybe we were panicked by our defensive performances?

But he doesnt seem like someone who would be happy coming here and sitting on his bum waiting for Koch and Cooper to pick up a knock?
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Re: Diego Llorente- Deal Close (RUMOUR)

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Coops place in jeopardy soon
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1964white wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:18 am Coops place in jeopardy soon
Had to be sooner or later, but I don't really think Bielsa is one for panic-buying or for writing off a first-time defensive partnership after one game. Suppose though this is where the 'buying better than we've got' might come in, and this chap does look versatile.
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The ever reliable Guillem to help us out a bit
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How much?
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SaraM wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:51 amHow much?
spoken like a true Yorkshire person :) :)
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hector wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:58 am spoken like a true Yorkshire person :) :)
Yup. Although I was quite willing to splash on BW and RDP. Glad we seem to be getting a bit more canny over vfm though.
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I do love Spanish footballers

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Good news, we are all worried about our defence.
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Re: Diego Llorente- Deal Close (RUMOUR)

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SaraM wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:51 amHow much?
A fee in excess of £18 mil was reported by a local Basque paper.
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1964white wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:18 am Coops place in jeopardy soon
Absolutely, we need some quality, Coops for all his endeavour, will come up short at this level. I guess the management are concerned about our defensive frailties, and are acting quickly. He will be a very good signing if we can complete.
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Makes sense, I love Coop but he's at his peak..
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1964white wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:18 am Coops place in jeopardy soon
I'm excited by this possible signing and really hope we can bring him in.

1. Think it is good that we have players fighting for their place.

2. Being able to start a match with 3 proper CBs in a 3-3-3-1 line-up with cover on the bench as well.

3. He can play RB, as after Dallas I feel we are light there, I know Shacks can play there but that is definitely a square peg and I would like him to develop in the centre of midfield.
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Irish Ian wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:10 pm I'm excited by this possible signing and really hope we can bring him in.

1. Think it is good that we have players fighting for their place.

2. Being able to start a match with 3 proper CBs in a 3-3-3-1 line-up with cover on the bench as well.

3. He can play RB, as after Dallas I feel we are light there, I know Shacks can play there but that is definitely a square peg and I would like him to develop in the centre of midfield.
First use of 'square peg' this season :)
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1964white wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:25 pm First use of 'square peg' this season :)
Do I win a prize? :)
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Re: Diego Llorente - DEAL CLOSE

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I’m surprised by this one, I think Struijk covers the position well, I’d have thought a new dedicated LB would have been more urgent
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