Llorente reports played down

Reports suggesting Fernando Llorente could be set to leave Juventus in January have been played down.

Last Updated: 19/09/13 at 12:33 Post Comment

Fernando Llorente: Set to battle for Juventus place

Fernando Llorente: Set to battle for Juventus place

It had been suggested that a host of clubs are tracking the Spain international, who only moved to Turin in the summer.

However, following his much-publicised Bosman transfer from Athletic Bilbao, who refused to play him for most of last season, he has barely kicked a ball under coach Antonio Conte.

Conte also has summer signing Carlos Tevez, Mirko Vucinic, Fabio Quagliarella and Sebastian Giovinco all at his disposal, meaning Llorente is well down the pecking order having made just one substitute appearance so far this season.

Juve director general Beppe Marotta has already insisted there is no issue with the striker, and now one of the player's agents, Marco Antonio Diaz Cordero, has been quoted in Italy stating that Llorente is not looking to move.

Calcionews24 quote Cordero as saying: "He hoped to have a better start with Juventus but it's early and it's normal that Conte relies upon players he already knows well.

"Fernando is a great professional who works hard to convince the coach, he did not even dream of criticising Marcelo Bielsa when he kept him on the bench even though he was Athletic Bilbao's strongest player.

"Requests from other teams? Real Madrid made an offer to Bilbao in the past, but they had not found the agreement with Athletic. And many other clubs asked about him, but when there was the opportunity to come to Juventus, and Llorente was thrilled to accept it.

"Currently no club got in touch with me for January and in any case the clubs must speak with Chus, the player's brother. But Fernando is aware of his qualities and he wants to play his cards at Juventus. "

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