Manchester United reveals shocking interest in Bilbao star Fernando Llorente

12/31/12 in Soccer   |   JamesSmith23   |   1413 respect

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Sunday reports from England have brought forth shocking news for Manchester United fans. Reportedly, Manchester United have decided to renew their interest in the Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente.
The 27-year-old Spain international become a free agent in the summer, which is why Athletic Bilbao are eager to re-sign him or sell this fall rather than lose him for free in the next transfer window.
Fernando Llorente will be allowed to directly negotiate with other clubs as soon the January transfer window opens as the Spaniard will have only six months left on his contract. Due to Fernando Llorente’s low release clause and minimum transfer fees, signing in the striker would be a great steal.
Manchester United have been linked with a move for Borussia Dortmund star Robert Lewandowski since the summer transfer window. Recent reports suggest Manchester United are on the brink of making a £16 million transfer offer to Borussia Dortmund.
Reportedly, Manchester United and Robert Lewandowski have agreed to a five-year-contract. Manchester United officials haven’t shed any light on this saga as yet, but answers are expected during the upcoming transfer window.
Fernando Llorente, who has fallen out favor because of his desire to move away from Athletic Bilbao, has scored only two goals in 13 appearances for his Spanish club this season. However, last season Fernando Llorente was found to be in blistering form. He scored 29 goals in 53 appearances to become the top goal scorer for Athletic Bilbao.
It is still not clear why Sir Alex Ferguson wants to sign strikers given that he already has the services of Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez. Perhaps the stealing rather than dealing has become the new way to for business to go in the Scotsman’s eyes.
Nonetheless, Sir Alex Ferguson doesn’t expect transfer activity during the January transfer window.
“To get a player in January is very difficult because it has to be a player who is going to improve on what you have already got,” Sir Alex Ferguson said. “Big clubs don’t want to sell their best players and I don’t see someone like Chelsea buying a player who is not available for Europe.
“I think there will probably be one big signing in January – whether that will be Arsenal or Chelsea, I don’t know.
“I can’t see Atletico Madrid selling Falcao, but David Villa is available at Barcelona because he isn’t getting a game. But we’re in good shape. Once we get all our players fit, we’ll have a squad of 25 or 26.”
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