Leeds are poised to complete the signing of Diego Llorente from Real Sociedad for a fee of around £24m.
Head coach Marcelo Bielsa has prioritised defensive recruits since earning promotion to the Premier League, and although a permanent deal for Ben White couldn't be agreed upon with Brighton, they did sign Robin Koch from Freiburg.
It appears that Koch will have a new defensive partner, too, as the Spanish side confirmed via their Twitter page that a fee had been agreed withe Leeds for the transfer of Llorente.
ℹ️ OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: #RealSociedad and @LUFC have reached an agreement in principle for the transfer of @diego_2llorente. Eskerrik asko, thank you! We wish you the best of luck in this new stage of your career, Diego!#AurreraReala pic.twitter.com/hnJvxcXQcN— Real Sociedad (@RealSociedadEN) September 22, 2020
The Spaniard started his professional career with Real Madrid before being sent out on loan to Rayo Vallecano and Malaga.
In 2017 he earned a permanent transfer to Real Sociedad where he has enjoyed a period of success, helping the Basque side to a sixth place finish in the 2019/20 campaign.
Llorente joins fellow Spaniard Rodrigo in having signed for Leeds this summer after the former Benfica forward's £27m move from Valencia.
Leeds have had two matches since moving back to the Premier League - a loss against Liverpool and a win against Fulham.
Their games haven't been lacking in entertainment, either, as no less than 14 goals were scored across the two.
On the opening day, they were defeated 4-3 by Jurgen Klopp's side but followed that up with a 4-3 win against fellow promoted side, Fulham.