Pundit Exclusive: Bielsa will be drooling as Leeds training footage of Llorente emerges
Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa will love having defender Diego Llorente back in full training, according to Gabriel Agbonlahor.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley, the former Aston Villa and England striker claimed the Spaniard may cause Bielsa a “selection headache”.
Llorente moved to Elland Road for a reported £18million fee in September but is yet to make his debut for the Yorkshire giants.
After making the bench against Manchester City at the beginning of October, Llorente picked up a groin injury while on international duty.
Bielsa confirmed in his press conference before Leeds’ game with Everton that Llorente was “cured” and was being given time to return to full fitness.
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Asked by Football Insider how much of a boost having the defender back was for the Argentine, Agbonlahor said: “Just in general, every manager will love a full 25 man squad.
“We’re coming into a busy time of year with Christmas soon so you’re going to need all your players available.
“There’s going to be a lot of injuries, a lot of muscle injuries especially.
“So he’ll just be happy to get as many players available as possible to give him and the team some competition and he may have a selection headache now.”
Summer signing Robin Koch and club captain Liam Cooper have emerged as Bielsa’s first-choice centre-back pairing this term.
In the seven Premier League games they have played together the Yorkshire giants have kept three clean sheets and recorded three wins.
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