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Veteran Striker Ignores United’s Approach As He Links Up With Ancelotti

Timothy Aiyeku

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Fernando Llorente is the latest player to join Serie A side Napoli after signing a two-year contract deal with Carlo Ancelotti’s side on Monday.

The 34-year-old star was one of the most experienced strikers in Premier League prior to his move to Italy, and he is set for new adventures under Ancelotti’s watch this season.

The player was relatively underused by Mauricio Pochettino during the two seasons he spent with the North London club, no thanks to intense competition from his younger teammates.

The centre-forward was unable to defeat Tottenham’s marksman Harry Kane, and Asian superstar Heung-min Son in the competition for a place in the attacking frontline.

Nonetheless, the Spaniard still managed to appear in 66 matches for Tottenham, scoring 13 goals in the process.

Speaking after his switch to the Naples, Llorente reveals his happiness over the opportunity given to him to feature for the Serie A powerhouse.

He told Sky Sports: “I’m happy to come back but it’s early and I can’t say anything. Let’s wait, so I can tell you more,”

“Napoli surprised me, they gave me something important. With Ancelotti, I’ll talk only about things done.”

It should be recalled that Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was linked with a move for the player’s service last month as part of his search for Lukaku’s replacement.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.