He seems to have been linked with every top club in the last 6 months or so but Fernando Llorente is still at Bilbao. After a really impressive campaign last year, punctuated by a mesmerising performance and goal against Manchester United, Llorente has piqued the interest of Europe’s elite – but, as yet, noone has taken the plunge.
The Guardian speculates today that Llorente could be making his way to Anfield in the winter window as Liverpool are set to beat off the competition for his signature. Liverpool clearly don’t have a huge amount of money to spend right now and Bilbao’s asking price may have already put other clubs off. The Spanish team don’t want to lose him but may have no choice but to sell to one of Europe’s giants.
We think that the reason he hasn’t yet moved is due to the fact that so much importance is put on pace in modern football. Llorente isn’t the fastest, but his touch, awareness and finishing ability surely makes up for that.
Anyway, enjoy his utterly beautiful goal against United again and watch this space for up to date news.
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