Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente has hinted that he would consider a move to the Premier League when he leaves the Basque Country in the summer.
The Spanish international confirmed that he wouldn’t be interested in signing a new deal at the San Mames earlier this year and will be free to talk anyone he wants once he enters the last six months of his current contract in January.
The situation has seen almost all of Europe’s top clubs show interest in him and he has been regularly linked with a switch to Serie A champions Juventus, while punters who bet on football are also wildly speculating as to where he will play his football next season.
However, there has also been talk of a move to the Premier League with Arsenal and Liverpool who would both certainly benefit from his input, with their continued strike problems.
The 27-year-old is viewed as one of the best target men in the world and his physical style would certainly suit the rigours of English football, as punters who reguarly bet on soccer games in England would testify.
The forward admits he is yet to decide on his eventually destination and says he would definitely consider joining a club in England but is still unsure where he’ll end up at the end of the season.
“It is true that we are approaching the date when I can sign for other clubs,” Llorente said. “I’m trying to keep it so that it is something which is managed by my brother and my representatives.
“I really like the Premier League and I’ve mentioned on more than one occasion that it’s a league which appeals to me a lot.
“You never know. It’s one good option in terms of my future but we’ll have to wait until the end of the season to see what happens,” he added.