Juventus signing Llorente excited to pair with Tevez

Fernando Llorente is keen to form a lethal strike-partnership at Juventus with fellow new signing Carlos Tevez.

Fernando Llorente is keen to form a lethal strike-partnership at Juventus with fellow new signing Carlos Tevez.

Llorente arrives just days after Tevez joined from Manchester City, so they can form a brand new striking partnership.

“It’s not just two of us in the team, as there are six strikers and all of us can do well. Who starts is down to Antonio Conte. I think that I can play alongside any of the strikers who are in the squad. They are all great players and I am very happy to be working with them.”

Like Tevez, the hitman was mobbed at his arrival at the airport.

“It was incredible, spectacular and very surprising to be greeted by so many fans. I thank all of them and want to say I’m very happy to be here, to be able to wear such a prestigious jersey as the one of Juventus.

“I do like the nickname Re Leone – Lion King – and I’m happy the fans in Italy call me that. I know Italian football is difficult, but I think I can do very well here. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens over the year.

“I am not worried about the number of goals I’ll score, as the important thing is to help the team win and contribute to a third consecutive Scudetto. That is something Juventus haven’t managed since 1935, so it would be wonderful to break that drought."

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