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Napoli sign Fernando Llorente on free transfer

The club did not say how long the 34-year-old striker’s contract was for, although Italian media reported he had signed a two-year deal.

football Updated: Sep 02, 2019 14:38 IST
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Tottenham's Fernando Llorente celebrates scoring their second goal.
Tottenham's Fernando Llorente celebrates scoring their second goal.(Action Images via Reuters)
         

Napoli have signed Fernando Llorente on a free transfer after the Spaniard’s two-year spell at Tottenham came to an end, the Serie A club announced on Monday. The club did not say how long the 34-year-old striker’s contract was for, although Italian media reported he had signed a two-year deal.

Llorente made 24 international appearances between 2008-2013, winning the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012.

It will be the second time he has played in Italy, after a successful two-year spell with Juventus from 2013, playing a key role in two Serie A title triumphs and reaching the 2015 Champions League final, where he came on as a late second-half substitute in the 3-1 loss to Barcelona.

Llorente’s time at Tottenham did not go to plan, as he served as back-up to Harry Kane and managed only two goals in 36 Premier League games.

He did, however, score 11 times in cup competitions, including crucial Champions League strikes against Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund last season as Spurs reached the final.

First Published: Sep 02, 2019 14:37 IST

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