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Swansea City Confirm Signing Of Llorente From Sevilla

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club have officially announced the signing of striker Fernando Llorente. It is believed that the transfer fee falls in the region of £5m.

The World Cup winning forward have joined Swansea form Sevilla on a two-year deal and sources confirm that the striker will the number 9 shirt in the upcoming Premier League campaign.

Talking to the club’s official website, Llorente said: “I am very happy to join Swansea.”

“I have scored goals in and , and now I want to score a lot of goals for the club in the Premier League. I want to score a lot of goals like Michu. He is a very good player and he did very well here,” he added.

Llorente joined Sevilla last summer after a short stint at Serie A side . Before that the Spanish striker displayed incredible form during his time at , with 120 goals to his name. Llorente was also a part of ’s Euro 2012 winning squad.

Llorente has never won any silverware with Athletic Bilbao but he played a pivotal role in guiding to the final in 2012 and also to two finals. In his short stint at Serie A side Juventus he won back to back league titles and a Copa Italia.

The Spanish striker was not the first choice at Sevilla and made few appearances for the club last season. He was introduced as a substitute in Sevilla’s Europa League victory against in the final.

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