Spain and Juventus forward, Fernando Llorente looks set to leave the club, after falling down the pecking order at the club in recent times. With Carlos Tevez being the main striker- seconded by ex-Real Madrid ace Alvaro Morata, the 30 year-old Spaniard featured mainly as a substitute over the course of the 2014/2015 season which saw Juve claw their way up to the Champions league finals.
Despite being allegedly content to stay and fight for his place in the first team, the summer arrivals of Paulo Dybala from Palermo and Mario Mandzukic from Athletico Madrid appear to have caused the tides to change. He is now critically unsure of his future, and wants out, in order to secure regular team football.
Following the development, speculations are rife of a move of the player to the English Premier League. Manchester United are reportedly keen to secure his services, as they are allegedly looking to replace Robin van Persie, and may indeed have made inquiry into the player’s availability in recent times.
While it remains uncertain if Juve will concede to a bid from United- or any other club for that matter, the club have in fact declined comments regarding the player’s future.
It is certain that a player of Llorente’s calibre would be a shrewd acquisition to a title-hungry squad like United’s, given his experience in the Champions league and both the La-liga and Serie A. He may indeed be the man to provide cover for Wayne Rooney, and coach Van Gaal would do well to try and tempt him away to the Old Trafford.