Leeds United Defend Diego Llorente is facing up to a month after picking up a muscle injury in the 2-1 victory on Tuesday in Newcastle United, Manager Marcelo Bielsa said. The international of Spain, 27, who has been plagued by injury problems. Since his arrival of the royal society in the closing season, he made his first beginning of Leeds in the San James park, but shot after only 10 minutes and was replaced by Pascal Struijk.
“It’s a muscular injury and he’s going to be out of the team for three or four weeks,” Bielsa told reporters, ahead of Sunday’s trip to Leicester City.
“We are all trying to help him and support him through this injury.”
It is expected that Llorente will miss Premier League games against Everton, Crystal Palace, Arsenal, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa.Bielsa also said that Leeds would be open to extend the Ezgjan Aliiki contract, whose current agreement expires at the end of the season.
“When it comes to a player who stays at the club, the first and most important thing is that the player wants to stay. The player must choose the club and after that, the club will decide,” Bielsa said.
“I think if Aliiki chooses Leeds, Leeds will choose alilyki.”
Leeds is 12 years old at the table with 26 points of 19 games.