It´s not the first time that the news has been put on the front covers of the Spanish Sports papers, last August rumours arose that AT.BILBAO & Spanish International forward FERNANDO LLORENTE was on the REAL MADRID list of future candidates. The news again gets prime-time after a magnificent performance last Friday with two goals for Spain against Lithuania.
Fernando Llorente scores for the Spanish National Football Team
The Bilbao forward has a 36M€ contract release clause & is very much liked by Real Madrid Coach Jose Mourinho who sees in Llorente the forward needed to delivery more options to his play as the heading abilities of Llorente are "top level". This & his outstanding ability to move & turn within the goal area convert the player in unique striker which are far & few currently in World Football.
Karim Benzema in action for Real Madrid CF
Coincidently all the rumours come to the forefront exactly when Real Madrid forward KARIM BENZEMA is being put under the microscope & is being given a subtle "ultimatum" to get his act together or be put on sale. This is precisely the condition necessary to faciltate the arrive of Fernando Llorente, as both have a similiar market price & Benzema has a series of offers from English & Italian Football.
Interesting times ahead for Llorente & indiretly Benzema, as the former would be a summer operation if it comes to a reality, while the latter could be a January "Winter Market" manouver if the Frenchman does not show the asked progression.
Lastly, I don´t discard that all this issue with Fernando Llorente could be an Real Madrid - Sports Media joint operation to motive Benzema in acting & working towards making sure that he becomes the player everyone wishes for & could be. Stay tuned!
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