Danny Mills is delighted after Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa confirmed Diego Llorente is in contention to start their game against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Whites and England defender insisted it is a “big boost” to have the 27-year-old returning to full fitness as we have not seen the best of him at Elland Road.
The Spain international has been limited to just one appearance in a Leeds United shirt since his £18million move from Real Sociedad in the summer.
Llorente has struggled with various injuries in his time at Elland Road but Bielsa confirmed in his pre-match press conference before the visit of Brighton he was “available”.
He almost made a return against Crawley Town in the FA Cup third-round last weekend but ultimately wasn’t risked by the Argentine as his side fell to a 3-0 defeat.
Asked by Football Insider what it meant for Bielsa to have him fully fit and available, Mills said: “It’s a big boost.
“You want as many players available as possible in this current climate then you can pick and choose what you see as the best of those available. The more players you have available the better.
“It will be great to finally see him start regularly so we can see what he can do. I don’t think Leeds fans have seen the best of him yet.”
Llorente, a graduate of Real Madrid’s academy, played 138 times in La Liga before moving to the Yorkshire giants.
A six-time Spain international, the Madrid-born defender made his international debut in June 2016.