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Football: Llorente will move from Bilbao to Juventus at season's end

Published on Jan 24, 2013 9:30 PM
 
A file picture taken on February 4, 2012 shows Athletic Bilbao's forward Fernando Llorente celebrating after scoring during the Spanish league football match Athletic Bilbao vs Espanyol, at San Mames stadium, in Bilbao. Athletic Bilbao's Spain forward Fernando Llorente will join Juventus at the end of the season after signing a four-year deal, the Italian football club said on Thursday. -- PHOTO: AFP

MADRID (REUTERS) - Athletic Bilbao's Spain forward Fernando Llorente will join Juventus at the end of the season after signing a four-year deal, the Italian football club said on Thursday.

"The future of Fernando Llorente is black and white," Juve said in a statement on their website (www.juventus.com).

The 27-year-old, whose deal with Bilbao expires in June, has signed a contract with the Serie A side till June 2017 and will stay at Bilbao until the end of the season.

The powerful centre-forward, nicknamed the Lion King for his mane of blond hair, turned down the offer of a new contract with Bilbao during the closed season and said he wanted to leave.

 
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