Western Sydney Wanderers have today announced the signing of Spaniard Raúl Llorente for the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 season.
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►A left-sided player who is able to play as a fullback or winger, Llorente arrives in Western Sydney on a one-year deal from Greek side Platanias FC having made 23 appearances and scoring one goal for the club last season.
►An Atlético Madrid junior and Spanish youth international, Llorente spent nine seasons in Spain with Atlético, Alavés, Xerez and Tenerife before moving abroad to Greece with Kalloni and later with Platanias.
►The tough-tackling Llorente is the Wanderers’ third Spanish acquisition of the off-season, joining compatriots and marquee men Oriol Riera and Álvaro Cejudo.
LLORENTE ON JOINING WESTERN SYDNEY
"I’m so excited to be here, I want to say thank you to all the people from the club. It’s a big change but it’s something special for me,” Llorente said.
"I’m a player that works hard, I try to play 100% not only in games but also training. I want to win everything but we must take it step by step and game by game."
NRMA Insurance Western Sydney Wanderers Hyundai A-League 2017/18 squad:
Goalkeepers: John Hall, Vedran Janjetovic, Jerrad Tyson
Defenders: Jonathan Aspropotamitis, Keanu Baccus, Jack Clisby, Robert Cornthwaite, Brendan Hamill, Raúl Llorente, Josh Risdon, Michael Thwaite
Midfielders: Kearyn Baccus, Roly Bonevacia, Chris Herd, Steven Lustica, Jacob Melling, Marc Tokich
Forwards: Mark Bridge, Álvaro Cejudo, Jumpei Kusukami, Oriol Riera, Brendon Santalab, Lachlan Scott, Jaushua Sotirio
Scholarship Players: Abraham Majok (Forward), Nicholas Suman (Goalkeeper)