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Leeds United will travel to Molineux to face Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on Friday.
Marcelo Bielsa’s team will be looking to get back on the winning track after their 4-2 loss to Arsenal last Sunday.
Looking ahead to the game, Bielsa has delivered the latest team news.
The Argentine has confirmed that Mateusz Klich and Diego Llorente are available for the match. However, Kalvin Phillips and Rodrigo are not available.
Ian Poveda is another player who has been absent due to injury in recent games. Bielsa has revealed that he is “recovering from his injury” but that it could take a while for him to return to first-team action.
Llorente’s return is a great boost for the club.
The 27-year-old, who joined the summer transfer window from Real Sociedad, has only played two games for Leeds.
Ideally, Leeds need Llorente and Robin Koch to form a central defensive pair at the rear, but the Spaniard will not rush.
Bielsa said, quoted by Leeds Live: “It is available to play right now and depending on the development in the next games, we will see how we use it. The needs of the first team will decide how much we use it ”.
Ben White’s transfer claim
Bielsa has offered a holistic view of how Leeds has fared so far.
The Whites wisely spent their money during the summer transfer to bring in quality players, although it is a shame that Koch and Llorente suffered injuries.
A small piece of information that Bielsa confirmed: it was an offer of 30 million pounds that was rejected by white in the summer-autumn window. #lufc
– Beren Cross (@BerenCross) February 18, 2021
The Argentine feels that it is “very difficult” to have a full squad in the first year after returning to the Premier League, as it takes a lot of money to bring in “good players”.
He mentioned that Leeds wanted to sign Ben White in the summer, and even offered him £ 30 million, but he was turned down.