Arsenal’s very own signing-of-the-season Santi Cazorla is reportedly very good friends with Athletico Bilbao’s prolific striker Fernando Llorente, and according to the Express he wants the Spanish international to join him at the Emirates.
Llorente is fast approaching the end of his contract at Bilbao and Wenger could snap him up for peanuts in January, and considering that the Frenchman has made it clear that he is short of strikers it is a real possibility that Arsenal could make a small bid in January.
Llorente himself has already admitted that he is open to a move to the Premiership, although he indicated that it probably wouldn’t be until he is a free agent at the end of the season.
LLorente said: “I really like the Premier League and I’ve mentioned on more than one occasion that it’s a league which appeals to me a lot.
“You never know. It’s one good option in terms of my future but we’ll have to wait until the end of the season to see what happens.
“It is true that we are approaching the date when I can sign for other clubs.”
Just last month Wenger admitted that he could be buying more Spanish players when he said: “I must say for someone who knows well the Spanish market it is maybe a good period to buy good players because the clubs are in trouble financially and you can make bargains there.”
Well on that premise Llorente could be an even bigger bargain with such a short time left on his contract. Send Cazorla over to have a word with him…….