Spanish Striker Hints At Move

By on November 26, 2012

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Fernando Llorente hints at a move.

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Fernando Llorente has dropped a huge hint that he’s set for a move after saying he want’s to leave Athletico Bilbao in as high a position as possible in La Liga, according to talkSPORT.

The Spanish striker is in the final year of his contract with Bilbao and negotiations over an extension have broken down. The La Liga outfit are desperate to try and hang on to the 27-year-old and are trying to arrange fresh talks in a last-ditch attempt to secure his long-term future but talkSPORT claim Llorente wants a new challenge and has his mind set on leaving.

Arsenal and Liverpool have been strongly linked with a move, while Manchester City are also keeping tabs on his situation, and the trio will be able to sign Llorente on a pre-contract agreement this January ahead of a free transfer summer move.

The Premier League clubs have now been boosted after the player dropped the biggest hint yet that he’s ready to leave after claiming he want’s end his dry patch of goals and leave Bilbao in as high a league position as possible.

“Hopefully I can get a few goals by the end. The more the merrier – and I’d like to leave the team as high in the table as I can.”

Llorente is quoted as saying by talkSPORT

The striker, who netted 29 goals last season to help Bilbao reach the Europa League final, has found goals hard to come by this year and has been in-and-out the starting eleven, with many claiming the uncertainty over his future has affected his form. But the player insists he will continue to give his all for the team while he’s still an Athletico player. He continued:

“You have to forget what has happened (regarding his future and talk of an exit). Perhaps I have lacked luck this year,” he added.

“I will continue to give everything here for Athletic.”

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Arsenal and Liverpool are both in the market for a striker this January and they may decide to try and temp Bilbao into cashing in now rather than lose Llorente for nothing in the summer.

Would you like to see Llorente at your club? Get involved in the comments section.

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14 Comments

  1. Frank

    November 26, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Arsenal will sign this guy on a free transfer cos liverpool have no chance of playing in the champions league next season

  2. Tappy

    November 26, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    FFS – for football writers you are pretty poor at the basics. It’s Athletic Bilbao, NOT Athletico. Athletico are Madrid and Mineiro from Brazil
    I know that really pisses their supporters off.

    • davi

      November 26, 2012 at 5:21 pm

      Also, it’s Atletico (Madrid), not Athletico

      • Tappy

        November 26, 2012 at 6:12 pm

        Ha ha. (Stands down from soap box)

  3. fataisaheedolamilakan

    November 26, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    I wish make arsenal sign him bcs he is a good player

  4. Ifecogunners

    November 26, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    I would love to see him coming season, cos his a fantastic player which has don so well so fa in Athletic billbao his ambeacious in goals, & work verey well. Pls wenger should go & get him before other clubs, will start coming to sign him.

  5. Ogori

    November 26, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Arsenal have d chance sign liorente because he went to play uefa champion league and see other player they self went to play in uefa champion

  6. onyejiaka shamah

    November 26, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    yes, i admire Fernando Llorente so much, he is a nice striker, he strong n tall with a lot of power. He can trouble defenders. He wil be a nice buy. Wenger should please sign him befor other clubs sign him.

  7. Skimol

    November 27, 2012 at 6:13 am

    Arsenal need dis guy ooo wenger plz buy !!!

  8. Ope Ahmad

    November 27, 2012 at 6:42 am

    It is an opportunity 4 Arsenal 2 get hm bcos of a champions league

  9. EMERY

    November 27, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Who is sure ARSENAL can finish top 4 next season? to me he is better than giroud.

  10. Austine okechukwu chimeziri

    November 27, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Arsenal has d chance to win trophy dis season if we can secure d service of 2 perfect finisher in respect of fernando Llorien and huntelaar, and one center defender in respect of montepelar captain mapo mbiwa, with dis 3 names arsenal can win 3ple trophys.

  11. Hibrahim99

    November 27, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Arsenal can only win trophy by getin strikers

  12. Lawal saheed

    November 27, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Arsenal,pls sign quality players 4 us

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