It has been claimed that the forward’s move to Juventus is virtually completed with the Bilbao player in ‘advanced talks’ with the Serie A giants. We had wondered if the striker would even end up at the club with interest from Bayern Munich also reported. However given that interest, Juve now claim: “I do not deny that with Llorente and his entourage we are very advanced in our talks. I am very optimistic although we may have to wait until 1 July.”
The player of course has been in dispute with the Basque club over their refusal to let him leave, but now it seems that the player may get his wish and be allowed to join the Italian champions this month.
After the run Bilbao went on last season, Llorente became one of the hottest properties in world football but after a difficult first half of the season he has slipped off the radar slightly. As our landlord rightly points out, the striker is still a top notch player and can bang in the goals when required.