The NRMA Insurance Western Sydney Wanderers are pleased to announce the signing of Spaniard Raúl Llorente for the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 season.
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 said he was looking forward to taking on a new challenge with the Wanderers.
"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)