Fernando Llorente has no regrets leaving Juventus for Sevilla

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Fernando Llorente has no regrets about leaving Juventus for Sevilla and believes he chose to depart the Serie A champions at the right time.

Despite the club losing Carlos Tevez to Boca Juniors, Llorente was still going to be seen as a back-up option, especially after The Old Lady brought in numerous new faces up front.

Paulo Dybala arrived from Italian rivals Palermo, Mario Mandzukic came from Atletico Madrid and Alvaro Morata was also seen above Llorente in the pecking order.


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With the new faces arriving in Turin, Llorente knew that his game-time would be limited if he chose to stay put at the Italian champions, but instead, he chose to move on and agreed to join La Liga side Sevilla.

The 30-year-old made his name in Spain with Athletic Bilbao before moving to Juve back in 2013. During his two years in Italy, the striker made 66 league appearances and scored 23 goals.

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Right time to go

After Llorente made his decision to leave Juventus, he was approached by Premier League duo Manchester United and Arsenal, who were looking for a bargain deal on the 30-year-old.

However, he eventually completed a £7.2million switch to Sevilla and he's revealed he has no regrets about the transfer.

“Given the numerous signings that were made I knew that I would have limited opportunities," he told Gazzetta dello Sport.

"I knew that Juventus wouldn’t have been upset if I left, and when the chance to play in the Champions League with Sevilla arose, let’s just say that it wrapped everything together nicely.

"We were all happy, but it was still upsetting to leave.”

Spain over England

Llorente was aware of interest from England, but he decided to return to his homeland leaving Arsenal and United empty-handed.

The Red Devils went on to land Anthony Martial from AS Monaco while The Gunners failed to sign a striker after missing out on both Karim Benzema and Llorente.

As for Llorente, he will be making a quick return to Juve as his new side face them in tonight's Champions League group stage match.

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