Big boost from Diego Llorente as the Leeds United man nears his return to Euro 2020 in Spain Yorkshire News

Earlier this week, the Leeds United center-back tested positive for coronavirus, which was supposed to see him in isolation for 10 days, ruling him out of Monday’s opening match against Sweden in Seville.

But since then, the Spanish federation announced that Llorente has undergone three PCR tests, all of which have come back negative. A quarter on Friday morning would allow him to rejoin the rest of the team as they prepare for the game.

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Sergio Busquets tested positive for the virus, forcing the rest of the team to isolate themselves and prompting the team to line up an under-21 team for the final preparation match, a 4-0 win over Liechtenstein.

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A parallel reserve bubble was also named that included Llorente’s teammate in Leeds, Rodrigo, which was expanded to 17 players when Llorente’s result became known and aided fears that the virus could be spreading.

However, no other players or staff are believed to have tested positive.

Two Swedish players, Dejan Kulusevski and Mattias Svanberg, also tested positive.

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