Sunday June 30 2013
Llorente excited by Juve

Fernando Llorente flies in tomorrow for his Juventus medical, but has already discussed tactics with Antonio Conte.

The striker arrives on a free transfer from Athletic Bilbao and will be presented to the Press on Tuesday in Turin.

“Juve are the best Italian team and one of the best in Europe,” he told La Stampa newspaper.

“I can’t wait to start this new adventure. I have faith in my abilities and am not afraid to challenge myself against a different type of football culture.

“I chose Juve because they really wanted me. I spoke to Conte on the phone and it was very important to know the Coach believed in me.”

Carlos Tevez arrived this week, so there is speculation over how the Bianconeri will play next season.

La Gazzetta dello Sport suggested an audacious 3-3-4 system, in which the two wing-backs will push up constantly to form almost an attacking quartet.

This would be a new version of the 4-2-4 that Conte used earlier in his career at Bari and is currently adopted by Giampiero Ventura at Torino.