Real Madrid chief Pardeza admits Llorente admiration

Real Madrid chief Miguel Pardeza has admitted admiration for Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente.

Real Madrid chief Miguel Pardeza has admitted admiration for Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente.

Pardeza refused to speculate on the possibility of a new forward coming in during the January transfer window, but described Llorente as a "magnificent striker" who offers something different in attack.

"It's too early to tell (about signing a new striker). We're comfortable with the squad. I don't see any great necessities. But I don't know if there will be a problem with injuries between here and January," said Pardeza, whose side also have Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo up front.

"In any case, it's a possibility that is always going to be open, but I can't make a judgment until much later on."

When asked about Llorente, Pardeza said: "Llorente is a magnificent striker, who possesses some characteristics which are not in abundance. As well as that, he has progressed enormously in recent years, as can be seen in recent games with Spain and Athletic.

"It's an interesting player, that's clear. But right now we are only concerned about those that we have here. It's too soon to talk about the future."

 
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