As it turns out, the latest set of rumors about Fernando Llorente's future in Turin proved to be right on the money.
The big Spaniard is in his final hours as a Juventus player. But those final hours aren't being spent alongside Álvaro Morata or Claudio Marchisio taking selfies and posting them to Facebook and Instagram. Llorente has made the trip from Italy to Spain Wednesday night where he's all set to take his medical examinations in anticipation of his transfer to back to his homeland with Sevilla.
Yes, the same transfer to Sevilla that was talked about in both the Italian and Spanish media over the last 24 hours.
Ah, man. It's actually happening. Some transfer rumors prove to be true.
Earlier Wednesday morning there were reports that Llorente would be joining Sevilla for a transfer fee of around €10 million. But now those same media outlets in Italy are reporting that Juventus won't be receiving a transfer fee for the Spanish striker — something that is likely connected to Sevilla paying his lofty wages and the money Juventus will be saving because of it.
We can speculate what Llorente heading out to Spain means for Simone Zaza's future all we want, but the big Spaniard moving on has been talked about from pretty much the beginning of the summer until now. We've heard about possible destinations in England, Spain, France and even Turkey a couple of times. None of those had come to fruition until now, with Sevilla being one of the first clubs linked with Llorente and now, obviously, the team that will sign him.
Now let's just hope that Juventus don't get drawn with Sevilla in the Champions League group stage. Seeing Fernando in another jersey right off the bat will make me so, so sad. I don't care what anybody else says.