Arsenal keen on unsettled Spanish star

Fernando Llorente (Juventus)Arsenal are looking into the possibility of a loan deal for Juventus striker Fernando Llorente, according to reports from the Daily Mail.

Despite the Gunners having made an almost perfect start to the season, Arsene Wenger is still keen to bolster his striking options.

Olivier Giroud remains his only orthodox option in the role, with a suspension or injury for the Frenchman likely to expose the threadbare nature of the Londoners’ options in the final third.

Llorente has emerged as one of Wenger’s targets, despite the forward having only signed for Juve over the summer.

The World Cup winning front-man completed a Bosman move to the Serie A champions from Athletic Bilbao just a matter of months ago, but has spent the majority of his time at his new club on the bench.

The form of fellow arrival Carlos Tevez and the presence of a number of talented players have seen the 28-year-old fall out of favour, putting his chances of making Spain’s squad for the 2014 World Cup at risk.

He is thought to be open to a move to secure regular action, and Wenger is hopeful that he can take advantage of the situation with a temporary deal.

An option to make the move permanent could also be a possibility.

Could Fernando Llorente be just the man Arsenal need to stay in the title fight?

Tell us what you think below!


Switch to Snack Football to browse all blogs, videos and new featured content
snack football unit grey closesnack football unit green-tick