Swansea target Sevilla striker Llorente

28 Jul

Fernando Llorente celebrates with his Sevilla team-mates

Fernando Llorente scored his first international goal against England in 2009

Swansea City are interested in signing Sevilla’s Spain striker Fernando Llorente.

The 31-year-old, who has scored seven goals in 24 appearances for his country, has also been linked with a move to La Liga side Real Sociedad.

Swans chairman Huw Jenkins has said the club want at least two new strikers.

“[Llorente] is one of the players who has been mentioned,” coach Alan Curtis told BBC Wales Sport. “It’s probably time we brought a big signing in.”

A tall and powerful target man, Llorente would be a significant signing for the Premier League side.

He rose to prominence with Athletic Bilbao and joined Juventus in 2013, spending two years in Italy before moving back to Spain with Sevilla.

Llorente scored seven goals in 36 appearances for the La Liga side in all competitions last season.

Curtis said he is “on a list where you could name at least half a dozen strikers”.

Swansea have also enquired about Leicester City’s Leonardo Ulloa, with France forward Bafetimbi Gomis going on loan to Marseille for the season.

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