Defender Llorente leaves Leeds for Real Betis

Diego Llorente in action for Roma during his loan spell in Italy

Real Betis have signed Leeds United defender Diego Llorente for an undisclosed fee, understood to be in excess 3m euros (£2.5m).

The 30-year-old last featured for Leeds in January 2023 when the Whites were still a Premier League club, with the Spain international spending the rest of that campaign and the entire 2023-24 season on loan with Italian club Roma.

Llorente made 59 appearances for the Yorkshire side in total after arriving from Real Sociedad in September 2020 for a fee understood to be around £18m.

He leaves Elland Road as Leeds prepare for a second successive season in the Championship, having been beaten by Southampton in the play-off final as they attempted to make an immediate return to the Premier League following relegation.