‘Lion King’ Fernando Llorente quietly retires “I’m satisfied”
Fernando Llorente (37) has retired.
Multiple European media outlets quickly reported the news of Llorente’s retirement. Llorente said on the 16th (Korean time) through Spain’s ‘Movista Plus’, “I am happy and satisfied. After leaving Eibar in June of last year, I was a savage for 8 months. I found a sport I like and I am playing tennis.” said.
When asked if he had any intention of returning to the field, he replied, “No. Now everything is clear. I can’t say when, but I will participate in a tennis tournament.” 바카라사이트
Nicknamed ‘The Lion King’, Llorente had a stellar start at Athletic Bilbao. He recorded 116 goals and 37 assists in 332 games from the 2004–05 season to the 2012–13 season. Since then he has become a journeyman and has played for Juventus, Sevilla, Swansea City, Tottenham Hotspur, Napoli, Udinese Calcio and Eibar.
Llorente has not been able to find a team since his contract with Eibar expired last summer. And even in the winter transfer market, I couldn’t wear a uniform.
He finally decided to retire. It was Llorente who made a mark, but he quietly took off his soccer boots without a team.