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Fernando Llorente to leave Bilbao

December 4, 2012
By news services
Spain striker Fernando Llorente confirmed Monday he plans to leave Athletic Bilbao when his contract expires at the end of the season.

"Yes, I'm leaving on June 30," he said. "I want to try other things."

The 27-year-old turned down the offer of a new deal and said he wanted to move on over the summer, but the Basque outfit refused to negotiate with potential suitors and hoped to change the player's mind.

"In economic terms, the offer from Athletic could not have ...

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