Juventus sign Fernando Llorente from Athletic Bilbao; will join in summer

Juventus already have four capable forwards in Mirko Vucinic, Sebastian Giovinco, Fabio Quagliarella and Alessandro Matri. Former Chelsea star Didier Drogba, who played a key role in the Blues' Champions League triumph last year, had also been linked with a move to Turin recently.

updated: January 25, 2013 11:26 IST
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Milan: Italian champions Juventus have confirmed the signing of Spanish international striker Fernando Llorente, who will join the club after his contract with Athletic Bilbao ends this summer.

Llorente, 27, will join Juventus on July 1 on a four-year deal, the Italian giants announced on Thursday.

A statement from the club said: "Juventus can confirm that Spanish international striker Fernando Llorente will join the club on 1 July 2013.

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