Fernando Llorente admits he wants to replicate impact of Michu at Swansea City

Sevilla striker Fernando Llorente celebrates scoring against Molde.

The Spain striker has joined the Swans on a two-year deal.

Sevilla striker Fernando Llorente celebrates scoring against Molde.

Swansea City have completed the long-awaited signing of World Cup-winning Spanish striker Fernando Llorente, and the 31-year-old has admitted to the club's official website that he wants to replicate the impact of his compatriot Michu at the club.

Llorente has signed a two-year contract with the Swans, for whom he will wear the number nine shirt, and becomes the club's fifth signing of the summer.

The Spanish international has seen the goals dry up in his career in recent years, hitting just four in La Liga for Sevilla last season and just nine in 45 appearances for Juventus in the campaign before that.

However, he is aiming to hit the ground running at the Liberty Stadium and admitted that he is keen to replicate the impact made in by his compatriot and ex-Swans star Michu in his first season at the club.

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Llorente told the club's official website: "I am very happy to join Swansea. I have scored goals in La Liga and Serie A, and now I want to score a lot of goals for the club in the Premier League.

"I want to score a lot of goals like Michu. He is a very good player and he did very well here."

Michu hit 22 goals in 43 appearances in all competitions in his first season in Wales in 2012-13, becoming the star of the show for the club before the goals dried up the following campaign.

Swansea manager Francesco Guidolin before the game

Llorente will want to emulate his fellow countryman's feat, albeit in a more lasting manner, and he admitted that he is looking forward to working under Swans head coach Francesco Guidolin.

He added: "He is a very good trainer and I am very happy to be working with him. I know him from my time playing in Italy. He is very experienced and has done really well at the clubs he has managed. I’m looking forward to playing for him."

Llorente will surely act as the spearhead of Swansea's attack this season following the departures of Bafetimbi Gomis and Alberto Paloschi this summer.

Juventus' Fernando Llorente (L) celebrates with his team mate Giorgio Chiellini

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