The Spanish international did his homework on the club and its world-famous head coach, before making the summer move from La Liga side Real Sociedad to Elland Road.
“I had some positive reference to him and everything I had heard is true,” he told Spanish outlet AS.
Llorente’s experience of Bielsa for the first five months of his time at Leeds had been mostly limited to the training ground, so scant was his playing time due to a series of niggling injuries.
A Spain shirt is another thing he won’t be taking for granted. He’ll be returning to Yorkshire with work to do.
“Not giving up and my work at Leeds are the keys to being here [in the Spain squad],” he said. “I think I’m at a good level. I always work, first to help my team, and then with the aim of coming here.
“[The Euros] is the dream and motivation. It is my priority and when I return with my team I have to try to perform at my best to be on the final list, being [here] does not guarantee anything to anyone.”
As always, however, there is still plenty of talk surrounding transfers!
Here, we take a look at the rest of the transfer talk from Leeds United and their top-flight rivals: