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Llorente Set For Free Transfer Summer Move After Juve Deal Falls Through

Arsenal and Liverpool target Fernando Llorente is set to remain with Athletic Bilbao until the end of the season after his January move to Juventus fell through

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, more on the future of Fernando Llorente.


Arsenal and Liverpool target Fernando Llorente is set to remain with Athletic Bilbao until the end of the season after his January move to Juventus fell through, according to talkSPORT.

The 27-year-old is in the final year of his contract at Bilbao and has so far been unable to agree terms over a new deal. This has lead to speculation over his future with talkSPORT linking the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Juventus with a move.

The report claims that Llorente was expected to move to Juventus in January but understands that deal has fallen through and the Spanish striker will now stay with Bilbao for the rest of the season and leave on a free transfer in the summer.

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This news could be of interest to Arsenal and Liverpool as a player of Llorente’s quality doesn’t become available very often. I’d love to see the striker in the Premier League next season as his talent is undoubted and at 6 foot 5 inches he’ll be able to handle the physical aspect of English football.

He was superb last season, scoring 29 goals in 53 games, with his goals helping Bilbao to the Europa League final. His form has been less impressive this term but has seen himself regularly left on the bench as punishment for his contract wrangle.

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



  1. Abdul Azim

    December 24, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    …..I knew Juve wouldnt get this awesome striker as they only want cheap hasbeen strikers for little or no money at all!

  2. Jamoo

    December 24, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Giovinco, Vucinic and Quagliarella are all better than LLorente. Juve seriously do not need him. He is probably being a greedy piggy asking for 100,000/week as he is free in the summer. He isn’t that good.

    • Abdul Azim

      December 24, 2012 at 5:57 pm

      ’29 goals in 53 games’ isnt good? More like Juve are being tight! even combined our strikers arent scoring that many!

  3. habeeb

    December 24, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Juve, arsenal, liverpool and spurs will definitely go head to head on this one but Arsenal need him most. But can they pay his wages?

    • Winston

      December 24, 2012 at 6:21 pm

      Arsenal dont need him most. Liverpool only have 1 striker, tots have 2 and we have 5 (although one or 2 ar crap). Also in terms of affording to pay him we are most able but not stupid like L-pool to pay players like joe cole 100K.

      Also just to let you know he aint on no big wages. Only here clubs go offering over the odds for players. Just look at QPR.

  4. Emmanuel collins

    December 24, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Arsenal shuld sign him 2 give giroud a run 4 his money

  5. Denver Kemoetie

    December 24, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Llorente is one of the best. Arsenal should sign him. First 11 of Llorente, Walcott, Chamberlain, Cazorla Wilshire, Artetta, Koschelny, Mertesacker, Gibbs, Sagna and Schezny. Please Arsene drop Vermaelen as he is a big weak link

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