Arsenal and their need to buy players to strengthen key position ahead of a new season is one of the most repeated headlines in any British sports tabloid. Continuing the trend, Guardian have reported the news of Arsenal going all out to sign Fernando Llorente from Juventus.
Arsene Wenger’s side have been credited with viable interest in the player after Llorente has suffered more time on the sidelines since the signing of young striker Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid.
Llorente was signed in 2013 from La Liga outfit Atheltico Bilbao, since then the Spanish striker has appeared in 66 games scoring 26 goals. Llorente has not been the first choice striker at the club with Carlos Tevez being the main man.
This is the reason why Llorente wants out of the club and Arsenal have expressed their deep interest in the player especially because of his heading abilities.
Arsenal have made a slight change to their play this season which has seen the side crossing balls with more regularity in the box expecting a target man to put his head on the ball and score. Olivier Giroud has been a dominant player this season because of his heading accuracy and Arsene Wenger wants to bring Llorente to the club to have a proper back up for Giroud when he is not featuring.
According to Guardian, the Spanish striker has 1 year left on his contract and would be available for a fee close to £7-8million and would bring assured goals with him.