Tottenham-linked Fernando Llorente nets in Juventus victory

Fernando Llorente

The Spain international was afforded a start in the Bianconeri’s 2-1 win over Atalanta, scoring the champions’ opener.

Tottenham have been heavily linked with a summer move for Fernando Llorente, with both the Italian and British media this month claiming Spurs want the burly Juventus forward.

Despite question marks over his future, the Spain international did his talking on the pitch last night, scoring in the Serie A champions’ 2-1 victory over Atalanta.

The ex-Athletic Bilbao forward started in attack alongside Carlos Tevez, and scored Juve’s first goal, equalising after Giulio Migliaccio’s opener for the visitors.

As can be seen above, the goal was not exactly a thing of beauty, but Llorente was in the right place at the right time to bundle the ball over the line on 39 minutes.

The strike was the 29-year-old’s fifth Serie A goal of the season in 18 starts for Max Allegri’s men.

Llorente has been in direct competition with countryman Alvaro Morata for a place in the Bianconeri’s attack alongside Tevez, with the younger man seen as the future for the Turin giants.

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