MADRID (Sporting Alert) — Another Arsenal and Tottenham target has snubbed the English Premier League to play in the Italian Serie A.
The latest player to snub the Premier League is Fernando Llorente, who on Thursday, agreed to join Serie A champions and current leaders Juventus in the latest transfer news.
Llorente, whose current contract with Spanish LA Liga side Athletic Bilbao expires at the end of June, will make the switch in the summer on a four-year deal.
“Juventus can confirm that Spanish international striker Fernando Llorente will join the club on July 1, 2013,” a club statement read on Thursday.
“The 27-year-old has agreed terms on a four-year deal and will move to Turin when his Athletic Bilbao contract expires at the end of the current season.”
EPL sides Arsenal and Tottenham were said to be very interested in the 27-year-old Spanish international who was blocked from making a transfer move in January.
However, Llorente believes the Serie A, rather than the Premier League, suits his playing style much more.
Arsenal will now continue to turn their attention to FC Barcelona striker David Villa, who is said to be growing more and more frustrated with his situation at Cam Nou and is ready to leave the LA Liga leaders.
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we did not really need him.
llorente out and villa in for arsenal! Arsenal need villa as a striker force and if not get hummels for CB and wayanama for DMF.. which ensures us safe at 4th place finish and atleast fa cup finals.. Good days to come for arsenal from this week… c'mon arsenal
We need Wanyama and David Villa and a left fullback.
Llorente is an excellent player, shame to miss out. If can get Cavanni and Hummels and a good defensive midfielder Arsenal could challenge for the title next season.
I think serie a is the best league for him…..