Llorente: I want to be at Juventus for as long as possible

The Spanish striker hopes to stay with the club for many years and is looking to improve on his impressive goalscoring record next season

Fernando Llorente says he would love to play for Juventus for "as long as possible".

The Spanish striker enjoyed a bright first season at the Italian giants as they secured a third consecutive Serie A title ahead of Roma. 

And Llorente insists he is hoping to improve on his goalscoring rate of 16 goals in 34 appearances and says he would love to stay at the club for many years.

"For me, staying at this great club is something incredible. I am very happy to be here and I hope I can have another great season," he told reporters.

"I hope can do even better than last season, I would love to stay as long as possible."

Despite signing a one-year contract at the end of the season, coach Antonio Conte's long term future is still in doubt at the Italian giants and Llorente maintains that it will not affect him or the rest of the team. 

"There have been other times I have played in teams with coaches who only had one year on their contract.

"In Italy you are used to coaches having many years on their contract, but many prefer for that not to be the case. There is no difference, in the end the moment could come this season when he renews.

"Conte is a great coach and he will give everything for the team as he has always done."