Swansea City complete deal to sign Fernando Llorente from Sevilla

Swansea City completed the signing of Spanish striker Fernando Llorente from Sevilla on Friday.

The 31-year-old, who was part of the Spain squads who won the 2010 World Cup and 2012 European Championship, signed a two-year deal by the Premier League side after the clubs agreed a reported £5 million fee.

Llorente arrives at the Liberty Stadium with a considerable pedigree, having won five major trophies at Juventus -- including three Serie A titles -- and appearing as a substitute in the 2015 Champions League final.

But he was not a regular starter by the time he returned to La Liga with Sevilla, where he largely acted as Kevin Gameiro's understudy.

He started 14 times in his solitary season, scoring four times.

Swansea were in need of attacking reinforcements, having allowed Alberto Paloschi, Bafetimbi Gomis and Portugal's Euro 2016 hero Eder to move on.

"I am very happy to join Swansea," Llorente told the official club website. "I have scored goals in La Liga and Serie A, and now I want to score a lot of goals for the club in the Premier League.

"I want to score a lot of goals like Michu. He is a very good player and he did very well here."

Llorente said he is looking forward to playing for Swansea's Italian coach Francesco Guidolin having scored against his Udinese side in the 2013-14 season when he was at Juventus.

"He is a very good trainer and I am very happy to be working with him," said Llorente, who could feature in Swansea's final preseason friendly against Rennes on Saturday.

"I know him from my time playing in Italy. "He is very experienced and has done really well at the clubs he has managed."

Swansea have been heavily linked with Llorente's fellow Spaniard Borja Baston, the Atletico Madrid striker who spent last season on loan at Eibar.

The 23-year-old Baston scored 18 La Liga goals for a side that finished 14th but is not expected to feature for Diego Simeone's Atleti this season.

Llorente's arrival, however, is set to signal the departure of Andre Ayew with West Ham ready to push through a £20 million transfer for the Ghanaian forward.

Information from Press Association Sport was used in this report.