Juventus Striker Fernando Llorente Plays Down Tottenham Speculation

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Under fire striker not looking to quit Juve in the winter.

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Juventus striker Fernando Llorente has said that he is not looking to leave the club in January despite enduring a difficult start to life in Serie A, talkSPORT reports.

The Spanish international has been in talks with Tottenham Hotspur before securing his move to the Serie A champions from Athletic Bilbao, but so far he has made a slow start to life in Italy and has been in startlingly underwhelming form prompting rumours of a winter exit from Turin.

He had featured just once as a late substitute in the side’s first five matches of the season but started against Verona at the weekend and managed to get himself on the scoresheet.

And despite rumours linking him with a move away so soon after joining the club he has moved to dispel the talk of a move to the Premier League by insisting that he is happy to remain where he is.

“I normally take a bit of time to hit form and knew I’d have to work a great deal, also because I pretty much missed the whole of last season,” he said.

“In addition I needed to settle in and learn the language – and adapting to a new environment is never an easy task for anyone.

“I’m getting on great here and feel the coach has faith in me, but I know I need to keep working to get back into peak condition.”

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