Llorente 'happy' at Bilbao
Striker remains unsure about where he will be playing football next
By Simone Bargellini. Last Updated: August 21, 2012 2:10pm
Fernando Llorente: The Athletic Bilbao striker scored home and away against Manchester United in the Europa League
Fernando Llorente admits he is 'happy to play at Athletic Bilbao' despite huge doubts surrounding his future at the club.
The 27-year-old shot to fame last season by hitting an impressive 30 goals in 53 appearances including home and away against Manchester United as they beat them en route to the Europe League final.
But the tall striker is entering the last year of his contract at the club and his failure to sign a new one has caught the attention of many clubs around Europe including Arsenal, Tottenham and Juventus.
Llorente was also left out of the season opener against Real Betis, fuelling the debate about whether he would stay at the club.
But the hitman hinted that he may yet remain by responding "let's see", when asked if he would extend his contract at Athletic Bilbao.
"I don't know anything about the negotiations regarding me," he told Itasportpress.it. "Right now I am just thinking about my team.
"I am happy to play at Athletic Bilbao because I feel an important player and I would like to continue here."