El Rey León is coming!

Fernando Llorente!  The newest member of your very own 2015-2016 football club.  Ridiculously amazing.

estadiodeportivo suggests its a free transfer with a contract of 3-4 years.  (though I’ll acknowledge that eldesmarque was saying something I couldn’t quite follow about it being over 20 million euros in value…  my Spanish is crap.  i couldn’t figure it out).

Assuming this really is a free transfer is there any reason to not be totally pumped about this?  I was unsure when I thought we’d be paying 12-15 million euros on top of 5 million in salary.  But free and a trimming of his salary?  Not even a discussion.

Also great news that Krycho says he’s staying this season.  Which is fantastic.  And of course ever swirling rumors about Suarez possibly leaving since he doesn’t look likely to figure in our plans.  And possibly bringing in Isla?  Though he was terrible last match, seems a bit premature to give up on Mariano in the RB position, he had looked really good in preseason.

Anyway, amazing stuff Monchi.

Unless Man U totally collapses I think our chances of being in urn 2 are essentially zero.  So lets get excited for the draw tomorrow!  Will be interesting to see who else joins us in the group of death.