Emirates Stadium & Anfield sides much in need of attacking additions and three players who could be available on the cheap in January.
Liverpool and Arsenal both have a similar need for attacking reinforcements and luckily for both sides there are a collection of very able forwards who are available at a fraction of their real value when the transfer window re-opens in January.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger sold Robin Van Persie and hoped that Olivier Giroud would able fill the void left by the Dutchman, this becoming all the more clear after the Gunners boss opted to use Lukas Podolski and Gervinho exclusively in wide attacking role.
The Montpellier forward has netted just three times in 15 matches this season and two of those came in the Capital One Cup. Therefore it’s safe to say that the North London side, who have managed just one goal in their last three Premier League fixtures (these including encounters with QPR and Norwich City), need to invest in the final third as soon as possible.
Liverpool’s lack of striking options is even more pronounced. Brendan Rodgers loaned out Andy Carroll as the big forward didn’t fit his style of play and then hoped the club’s American owners would bring in a player or two on deadline-day, this plan backfired and left the Northern Irishman with just two recognised senior strikers, a pitiful figure that was halved when Fabio Borini broke his foot, leaving Luis Suarez to manfully man the fort.
Big powerful Athletic Bilbao man is in the final year of his contract and has fallen out with his Basque employers and a move is on the cards. The San Mames side will want to make something from the sale of such a prominent striking force and will therefore be looking to cash-in on the Pamplona born forward in January.
Llorente has been a consistent force in La Liga for years and his tally of 29 last term was his best ever and the 6ft 6in forward has the physicality and skill on the deck to be a big success in the Premier League.
A move to either Arsenal or Liverpool could tempt the Spanish international and he could prove the focal point of attack for both sides.
Fernando Llorente has amassed a total of 114 goals for Athletic Bilbao.