Llorente open to Premier League switch

Fernando Llorente - Atletico BilbaoAthletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente has revealed that a January switch to the Premier League could tempt him.

The Spaniard has been heavily linked with Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham recently, with the trio keen to bolster their attacking options.

Llorente looks set to leave his current club in the New Year, with his contract due to expire at the end of the season.

His refusal to sign a new agreement with the Basque outfit has led to criticism supporters, which hints that his spell with the club is coming to an end.

Athletic will be aware that a January move would benefit them, as he could potentially depart the Estadio San Mames for free during the summer.

Juventus were thought to be in pole position to secure his signature, but the 27-year-old revealed that he would be open to a move to England:

“Relax Athletic, I have not signed for any other team. January 1st could change things, we will see,” Llorente told restless fans according to talkSPORT.

“There is no agreement with Juventus.

“The Premier League? I like it.”

At 6ft. 5”, the frontman would appear to be ideally suited to the Premier League’s physical nature, and has the technical ability to be a genuine star.

English teams will be free to discuss a pre-contract deal with Llorente in the New Year, but could attempt to draft him in a discounted rate instead of waiting.