Thursday February 7 2013
Llorente is key for Del Bosque

Spain boss Vicente Del Bosque is hoping that Fernando Llorente gets back to his best once he joins Juventus.

The striker will leave Athletic Bilbao on a free transfer at the end of the season once his contract expires.

“I don’t want to do without him for the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign,” the tactician, whose side beat Uruguay 3-1 last night, stated.

“I want him to do really well when he joins Juventus because I consider him to be a fundamental player for our journey.”

The 27-year-old Llorente, nicknamed The Lion King, has scored seven goals in 21 games for his country.

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