Italy Serie A — 13 August 2012

Italian champions Juventus are in talks with La Liga club Athletic Bilbao about signing Spanish international striker Fernando Llorente.

The 27 year-old has stated that he wants to leave the San Mames this summer and has been chased by some of Europe’s biggest clubs in recent seasons.


Fernando Llorente has a £30million release clause in his contract, but the Bianconeri hope to land the striker for a slightly cheaper fee. Bilbao don’t want to sell, but may have to lower their fee because the striker wants to leave.


Juventus’ main priority this summer was acquiring a new striker. The Old Lady has been linked with Liverpool striker Luis Suarez and Arsenal skipper Robin Van Persie this summer. However, they have been frustrated in their attempts to bring in a new front man.


Having been frustrated with moves for Suarez and Van Persie, they have now turned their attentions to Llorente. The striker has been a prolific scorer of goals in La Liga in recent seasons. It’s a surprise that he hasn’t moved on from his homeland club before now.

Llorente has all the attributes of a top striker. He is a big aerial threat, being 6ft 5, but he is also very skilful on the ball. Llorente is one of the most dangerous strikers in Europe.


Should Juve sign Llorente then the Bianconeri could be a very dangerous team in the Champions League this season. Juventus had a very good team last season and look set to dominant Serie A again this season.

The signing of Fernando Llorente could be a very good signing for Juventus and maybe the final piece of the Juve jigsaw. One thing that is for sure is that this season will be a very interesting one for fans of the Bianconeri.

Would Fernando Llorente be a good signing for Juventus?


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David Nugent

David is a 29 year-old football fan and journalist, who is passionate about the beautiful game. He is a lifelong supporter of Premier League Everton and likes nothing better than a healthy discussion about the world's favourite sport.

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