Llorente already fell in love with Ancelotti, who wanted to take him to Naples

Ancelotti likes Llorente and he always has. It was the Italian who went up to the middle, then with 19 years, to do the preseason with the first team in 2014. The coach saw tremendous possibilities and he understood that he would be an important player for Madrid in the medium term, even more so with the void left by Xabi Alonso. Con Carletto played several friendlies – he made his debut against Inter – and that summer several teams asked about the youth squad, but the club preferred that he stay in Zidane’s reserve team to grow and in case Ancelotti needed him. He did not make his debut in an official match, but the Italian did hold him in high regard. And she didn’t forget about him.

Llorente debuted the following year with Benitezin 2016 he left on loan to Alaves, where he established himself as a Primera footballer, and in 2019, after returning from Vitoria and spending two years of intermittence in MadridHe decided leave what had been his home practically all his life. And then Ancelotti appeared, then coach of Napoli.

Photo by Marcos Llorente

the italian already He had asked about Llorente in the previous winter market and insisted on summer. He knew him from Madrid, he had seen his potential and understood that it was what he needed. He also tested Ceballos and Theo. But Atleti’s bet on Marcos Llorente, who was looking for a substitute for Rodrigo, was stronger and convinced the footballer. And what came later with 14 – who at first had a hard time with Simeone –Anfield, the 13 goals of the last League, is red and white history…