Spain provide update on Leeds United star Diego Llorente in defender's Euros aims

LEEDS United defender Diego Llorente is on the verge of re-joining the Spanish national squad for this summer's European Championships.

Thursday, 10th June 2021, 7:01 pm
Updated Thursday, 10th June 2021, 7:02 pm

Llorente tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday meaning the defender had to leave the Spanish camp's training base but the 27-year-old has now returned three negative tests.

The Spanish football federation say that if Llorente returns one more negative test then he will be able to rejoin the Spain camp on Friday ahead of Monday's Group E opener against Sweden.

A statement released by the Real Federación Española de Fútbol on Thursday evening read: "In the event that the international footballer adds one more test with a negative result, he will rejoin the concentration of Spain tomorrow Friday

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THIRD NEGATIVE: For Leeds United's Spanish international centre-back Diego Llorente. Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images.
THIRD NEGATIVE: For Leeds United's Spanish international centre-back Diego Llorente. Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images.

"The player of the Spanish National Team, Diego Llorente who last Tuesday, June 8, tested positive in a PCR test and had to abandon the concentration of the national team following the established health protocols, has chained his third consecutive negative result in the test of confirmation that they have been doing since then.

"This means that if the international defender were to test negative again in a fourth test to which he will be submitted tomorrow following the monitoring protocols established by the RFEF medical services, he would rejoin the discipline of the national team in the Ciudad del Fútbol this Friday, June 11.

"The Spanish National Team will continue to prepare in Las Rozas with all the work routines established in Covid-19 situations for its premiere in the final phase of Euro 2020, scheduled for next Monday, June 14 at the La Cartuja stadium in Seville."

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