January 16, 2024

Jose Mourinho has been sacked by AS Roma today despite being in talks over a new contract and it could pave the way for Leeds United man Diego Llorente to complete a permanent move to PSG.


Mourinho’s tenure at Roma has come to an end after two and a half years in charge, winning 68 of his 138 games in charge. The Mail report that his sacking comes after asking Roma for a new contract.


It affects Leeds. Rasmus Kristensen is on loan at Roma from Leeds, as is Llorente. The centre-back has actually enjoyed a solid first half to the campaign in Italy – playing 24 times in all competitions this term.


Reports last week, though, claimed that PSG wanted to sign Llorente permanently. Luis Enrique has given the £18m Leeds signing Spain caps in the past. Milan Skriniar has suffered an injury over in Paris.


As a stop-gap, it appears that Llorente could be targeted. Further reports then claimed that talks were underway, and that Llorente had asked Roma to scrap his deal so he could move to the French capital.


AC Milan v AS Roma – Serie A TIM

Jose Mourinho sacking paves way for Diego Llorente’s PSG move

Llorente joined Roma in the first place largely because it was Mourinho that handed him his professional debut, at Real Madrid. A manager that Llorente has constantly spoke his admiration of in recent years.


But now that Mourinho, the main reason why Llorente was in Rome, is gone – surely, that removes any reason for the Spain star to want to remain. With PSG in talks, it seems even more likely he will move.


It might prove a boost to Leeds too, with Llorente having no future at Leeds and realistically, one that needs to be sold. If PSG are willing, Leeds have got to cash in – even if it is a loss we will inevitably make.

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