Llorente out of Juve, if…

Speculation between Spain and Italy is continuing that Fernando Llorente could be back in La Liga by January if he fails to impress at Juventus.

So far the Spaniard, who joined the Bianconeri this summer in a Bosman deal from Athletic Bilbao, has been restricted to glimpses of playing time from the bench.

Speculation since preseason has been that the 28-year-old is struggling to get to grips with the demands placed on him by Antonio Conte and that the Italian tactician is reluctant at the moment to use him.

Subsequently, rumours in both Italy and Spain are continuing that he may be available for transfer come the winter market, if his current situation does not improve.

One FIFA accredited agent has commented as such today and indicated that Real Madrid may be interested, on from continued rumours that they may look to sign a striker this January.

“Fernando Llorente could get transferred to Real Madrid and play in the Champions League, as he is not getting minutes with Juve,” commented Francois Gallardo to Punto Pelota.

“Many people want [Radamel] Falcao, because he is the ‘best’, or Luis Suarez, who is also a great player, but Fernando is also very good, he knows the Spanish League and if he arrives on loan then the club won’t be splashing out in January.”

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