Fernando Llorente rejected a contract extension offered his club, Athletic Bilbao. 27-year-contract striker in the Bilbao will run out next year. This makes Los Leones handed a new contract.
According to the ETB, Bilbao has been providing contract bid € 4.5 million per season. However, the player nicknamed El Rey León was rejected because of a desire to participate in the Champions League and won the prestigious title.
This news is obviously a major blow to Bilbao. The reason they have to sell their prized asset in the transfer market this summer, if you do not want to lose Llorente on a free transfer next summer.
Juventus reported to be interested in leading the club to accommodate services Llorente. La Vecchia Signora ready to bid for € 20 million for the striker.
Besides Juventus, La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid are also reportedly interested. But the biggest opportunity after Juve failed to win Edinson Cavani of Napoli.
Llorente has scored 110 goals in 298 games since the Los Leones in 2005. Last season the Spanish international has become a key actor through the success of Bilbao Copa del Rey final and Europa League.