"Let's be clear that it is not an economic decision. Athletic's offer was irresistible," declared Llorente in a Press conference yesterday.
"Is the decision firm? Yes, I took that decision when I played my first match at San Mames in the Europa League [against Slaven Koprivnica on August 2] and I saw this whole situation that had derived.
"That made me sad and I decided not to renew. I also want to try other things. I have been European and world champion, I have played for years at a high level."