Llorente: Premier League is attractive

Athletic Bilbao forward Fernando Llorente has admitted that he would like a move to the Premier League come the end of the season.

The Spain international has refused to sign a new contract at San Mames, with Coach Marcelo Bielsa refusing to start the 27-year-old as a result.

But the towering striker has conceded that he would relish a move to England, whilst also denying rumours that he has signed a pre-contract agreement with Juventus.

“I am a player who respects the rules,” he told Sky Sports. “I am an Athletic player and until January 1, I cannot sign for another team.

“I really the like the Premier League. I have said on a number of occasions that it is a League that attracts me very much.

“You never know what's going to happen though – it is a clear choice for my future, but we will have to wait until the end of the season to know.”

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