Fernando Llorente: Tottenham complete signing of Swansea striker

Fernando Llorente
Fernando Llorente scored 15 goals in 33 Premier League games last season

Tottenham have completed the signing of Swansea striker Fernando Llorente on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Premier League champions Chelsea had been close to a reported £15mexternal-link deal for the 32-year-old, who played under Blues boss Antonio Conte at Juventus.

But the Spaniard has joined Spurs instead, becoming the club's fifth addition of the transfer window.

Llorente joined Swansea in August 2016 and scored 15 goals as the club avoided relegation last season.

The 6ft 4in striker spent nine seasons at Athletic Bilbao, before a trophy-laden two years at Juventus and then a year at Sevilla.

He has scored seven goals in 24 appearances for Spain, winning the 2010 World Cup.

Llorente is Spurs' fifth signing of the summer, with defender Serge Aurier joining from Paris St-Germain for £23m earlier on Thursday.

Forward Vincent Janssen will remain one of Llorente's team-mates after the 23-year-old Netherlands international turned down a loan move to Brighton.

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