Juventus sign Fernando Llorente

Serie A champions Juventus have today confirmed the signing of striker Fernando Llorente from Athletic Bilbao.

The Spanish International has been heavily linked with a move away from the La Liga side for the past two years, and with his contract set to expire in the summer and the failure to negotiate a new contract, it was inevitable he would be leaving in the near future.

'The Old Lady'  heave beaten off strong competition from clubs around Europe to land the player on a four year contract.

The 'Lion King' as he is known in Spain will join up officially with his new club in the summer, and has moved on a free transfer with his current deal expiring in June.

Signing Llorente is a massive coup for Manager Antonio Conte, with the 27-year old set to be joined at the club by Argentine forward Lisandro Lopez who has agreed to join the current Serie A leaders on loan from Olympique Lyonnais.