Chelsea to sign gifted international forward this month – report

Chelsea will reportedly sign the veteran Spanish forward Fernando Llorente this month according to reports in the British media.

The Daily Star reports:

Chelsea will sign Fernando Llorente on loan, Batshuayi’s brother to replace him.

The 31-year-old Llorente is a player of true quality who has delivered wherever he has played through his long career at the top of the game.

He moved to Athletic Bilbao in 2005 where he made his name and became a legend at the club with 118 goals in 333 games over 9 years.

He then spent a couple of good seasons at Juventus where despite competition for places from the likes of Carlos Tevez he hit a creditable 27 goals in 92 games for the Old Lady of Turin.

A decent season at Sevilla (7 goals in 36 games) was followed up by a move to the Premier League where he has raised eyebrows with some good performances and 5 goals in 13 games at Swansea. He also has 7 goals in 24 games for Spain.

Some debated whether Llorente’s lack of pace would be exposed in the Premier League but his quality has shone through and TFF believes that he would be an excellent purchase for Chelsea, even at 31.

He reminds us of Teddy Sheringham in terms of his ability on the ball and reading of the game. He could be an excellent addition to their title charge and his composure could help them over the line at crucial times.

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