Thursday June 6 2013
Llorente a fan of Higuain

Fernando Llorente believes Real Madrid’s Gonzalo Higuain would make a great teammate at Juventus next season.

The Argentine international is of interest to the Italian champions as they look to strengthen for 2013-14.

“I don’t know which other players will also arrive in Turin,” the Bosman capture told RTVE. “There is a lot of talk about Higuain. If that deal comes off then I believe he will be a great signing.”

The Bianconeri wrapped up a deal for the Spanish international in January after he confirmed that he would not be extending his expiring contract with Athletic Bilbao.

“I'm sorry to be leaving Athletic, I do not deny that,” the 28-year-old, who joined Bilbao in 2004, continued.

“I did not think that my adventure with this club would end so quickly, in fact I thought that I would be here until the end of my career.

“But my future is now at Juventus and I expect a fantastic journey. Their project is important and the team is fantastic. Juventus want to take one step closer to the Champions League.

“A lot of the squad are internationals and that underlines the level of the team.”

The centre-forward has had a problematic campaign as his decision to leave impacted on the number of appearances he made.

Llorente scored just four goals in 26 La Liga appearances in 2012-13. 

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