Home Football Spanish International Striker To Have Swansea Medical Ahead Of £5m Move

Spanish International Striker To Have Swansea Medical Ahead Of £5m Move

Sevilla striker Fernando Llorente is due in Swansea today to undergo a medical with the Premier League side.

The Swans agreed a fee of £5m with his club on Thursday, and, all going well, will be confirmed as their latest signing within the next 24-48 hours, wherein he will sign a two-year deal.

The 31-year-old, who has 24 caps for the Spanish national side and was named in the squads for the successful World Cup 2010 and Euro 2012 campaigns, is departing Sevilla after a disappointing spell at the Sanchez Pizjuán.

SEVILLE, SPAIN - AUGUST 30: Fernando Llorente of Sevilla FC wins the header after Gabi Fernandez of Atletico de Madrid during the La Liga match between Sevilla FC and Club Atletico de Madrid at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on August 30, 2015 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

He only joined the club on a free transfer from Juventus last summer, but a disappointing return of 7 goals in 31 games in all competitions meant that the club would seek to offload him at a price far lower than his €20m release clause.

Swansea, for their part, are in desperate need of new forwards. Alberto Paloschi and Marvin Emnes have both left, and with André Ayew’s future at the Liberty Stadium looking increasingly uncertain, as things stand Marvin Emnes and Modou Barrow would be left as the club’s only senior strikers.

BRISTOL, ENGLAND - JULY 23: Francesco Guidolin, Head Coach of Swansea City during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Bristol Rovers and Swansea City at Memorial Stadium on July 23, 2016 in Bristol, England. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

Swansea have been relatively quiet this summer in terms of new arrivals, but manager Francesco Guidolin will have to add reinforcements quickly if the club are to avoid another relegation battle in the coming Premier League season.

About The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team. If you would like to join the team, drop us an email at write@punditarena.com.