Llorente would love to be back in Juve

The Spanish striker left Turin for Sevilla in 2015 and, following spells with Swansea and Tottenham, admits he would welcome a second stint in Italy.

Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente is preparing for a Champions League reunion with Juventus and admits he “would love” a return to Turin.

The Spanish frontman spent two years with the Italian champions between 2013 and 2015.

He netted 27 goals in 92 appearances, tasting two Serie A title successes and a Coppa Italia triumph. Ahead of the first leg of a last-16 encounter with Juve on Tuesday, the World Cup winner said: “Juve is a difficult place to leave.

“I left the Vinovo training ground crying.

“It’s also true what [former Juventus striker] David Trezeguet said: ‘It’s only when you leave Juventus that you realise what you had’.

“I miss it like crazy and would love to return.

“It’s a special club because, despite being an enormous club, it’s like a family inside.

“There is a fine image of Juventus here and I raise it even more. I always speak very highly of the Bianconeri and give them a good rep.”