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Fernando Llorente could make Athletic Bilbao return

Fernando Llorente could make Athletic Bilbao return

Fernando Llorente could make a January return to Athletic Bilbao, according to various reports.

The former Spanish international is a relatively un-used substitute with Tottenham Hotspur in England and reports are now shaping up Spain that he could be set to return to his former club.

Linked with a return last summer, Llorente was told by former president Josu Urrutia that the option was not there to return – but recent presidential elections have now changed that stance and newly appointed chief Aitor Elizegi wants add Llorente’s fire power to his attack.

Athletic have struggled this season and sit jsut above the relegation zone, but it is of the belief that Llorente’s return will add encouragement and confidence in the current squad.

Reports in England also claim a potential return, however, it is also claimed that Turkish side Galatasaray are keen to bring in an attacker and have offered Llorente a contract for next summer, when his current deal at Spurs expires.

During his time at San Mames, Llorente scored 118 goals in 333 appearances before moving on and having spells with Juventus, Sevilla and Swansea City.

The tall-striker has made just eight appearances this term, scoring once for the North London outfit.

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