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Swansea City Confirm Signing Of Llorente From Sevilla

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Premier League club Swansea City 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 La Liga and Serie A, 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 Juventus. Before that the Spanish striker displayed incredible form during his time at Athletic Bilbao, with 120 goals to his name. Llorente was also a part of Spain’s Euro 2012 winning squad.

Llorente has never won any silverware with Athletic Bilbao but he played a pivotal role in guiding to the Europa League final in 2012 and also to two Copa del Rey 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 Liverpool in the final.

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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