NEWS
Saturday August 6 2016
Official: Llorente joins Swansea

Fernando Llorente is hoping to replicate Michu’s impact at Swansea City after completing his transfer to the Premier League outfit from Sevilla on Friday.

Michu scored 22 goals for Swansea and won the League Cup in his debut season for the club back in 2012-13, and Llorente – who has signed a two-year contract and will wear the No 9 jersey – is eyeing similarly-instant success to his countryman.

“I am very happy to join Swansea,” the former Spain international told the Swans’ official website.

“I have scored goals in La Liga and Serie A, and now I want to score a lot of goals for the club in the Premier League.

“I want to score a lot of goals like Michu. He is a very good player and he did very well here.”

The 31-year-old played for Athletic Bilbao and Juventus before joining Sevilla last summer, but his move to Andalusia yielded just seven goals in 36 appearances.

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