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Llorente agent hints at English move

Fernando Llorente is set to leave Athletic Bilbao, with his agent touting the Premier League as a likely destination.

Llorente agent in PL hint - Football - LigaAFP

The Spain striker, 27, has one year left on his contract and was dropped from Athletic Bilbao’s opening-day Liga match at home to Real Betis, which Los Leones lost 5-3.

"Tomorrow Llorente will speak about his destination,” Arino Bajo told The Telegraph.

“It is very, very possible he will decide to go to the Premier League. I don’t know the club at the moment but there are two interested. One is in London, and one is in Manchester.”

The London club is believed to be Tottenham Hotspur, who are desperate to sign a striker after Jermain Defoe was the only senior forward to feature in the 2-1 defeat at Newcastle United.

Some reports in the UK have linked Llorente to Manchester City, although Manchester United have also been scouting the 6’5” target man according to the Spanish press.

Llorente scored 29 goals in all competitions for Athletic Club last season, and has reached double figures in La Liga in each of the last five campaigns.

Juventus were also believed to be interested in the player, with Spanish sides Real Madrid and Barcelona no longer keen after filling their striking departments in recent years.

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