Llorente is likely to be on the bench for tonight's Champions League tie.
"There was real interest, but something else came up in the end. They tried to sign me a couple of times, but Athletic wouldn't let me leave so it wasn't possible. If you leave Athletic Bilbao it's got to be through a contract clause - there's no other way. Real is one of the best teams in the world, but by the time I was free to negotiate, Juve came on the scene and Real had disappeared."
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