English Premiership

Llorente 'happy' to remain at Swansea

Fernando Llorente (Getty Images)
Fernando Llorente (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Striker Fernando Llorente has revealed he is delighted to be playing his football at Swansea City, amidst transfer speculation linking him with a move away.

The 32-year-old helped the Swans stay in the Premier League, thanks to 15 goals in his first season at the club, and he is looking forward to continuing his work at the Liberty Stadium.

"I'm very happy with my first season in the Premier League," Llorente told BBC Sport

"It's an amazing league, an incredible atmosphere in all the stadiums. And I want to thank our supporters because they are amazing. I'm looking forward to next season with Swansea, I have a contract and I'm happy here."

The Spaniard also praised the work done by manager Paul Clement, who took over at the Swans in January when they were rock-bottom of the standings, before leading them to 15th position.

"We were in a very difficult situation, this [relegation] danger, but our performances in the last matches were amazing," he added. 

"The job of Paul Clement is amazing. When he arrived, the team was without confidence, down and he was hard, and gave us a lot of confidence. I'm very happy for him, for the team, for the supporters, the club, an amazing club. I'm very happy."

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