Back in the summer after Fernando Llorente said his goodbyes at White Hart Lane, there was plenty of speculation that then Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino might have gone back in for the 34-year-old on a far reduced deal to ensure we continued to have some backup for striker Harry Kane.
That obviously didn’t come to pass and in September he signed a deal with Napoli. He’s had a mixed time in Italy’s Serie A, and although he’s only made three starts for them, with substitute showings included, he’s up to 21 appearances – but only returned four goals.
With our Harry now suitably crocked for the next few months with hopes of an April return, Llorente is bizarelly back on our radar and understandably, Spurs fans on social media are completely mixed about the loan suggestion.
Honestly done with Tottenham if this happens! Again saving money and not getting a class striker to score the goals! Did a job but we need real quality! Absolutely pathetic
— Nick Homewood (@Nickyh_yiddo) January 12, 2020
No you was right he was never good, but he scored more then a couple important goals for us, and he brought Son/Ali/Lucas into the game with his headers and hold up play
— Daniel Turner (@DanTurn0611) January 12, 2020
He was past his sell by date when we first signed him ffs
— Jack (@JackMurray2) January 12, 2020
This would be the most pathetic thing ive ever seen from a football club
— JordsLDN (@Jords_LDN) January 12, 2020
Our board are just embarrassing, nothing like being a forward thinking club!
— Chris Campbell (@cams0615) January 12, 2020
Typical Levy, wouldn’t surprise me. That’s why we will never win things under this tight little man. #levyout
— George Mixides (@GeorgeMixides) January 12, 2020
Waste of time when he was here, apart from one champions league game, where he had a one off good game. Why don't Spurs ever learn that resigning players like this is a waste of time? He is not good enough to lead the forward line. He has the first touch of a brick wall.
— Keith Spurs (@KeithBullard42) January 12, 2020
That would be amazing if Fernando Lorente former center forward at spurs who recently moved to Napoli comes back to spurs til the end of the season
— Patrick (@Patrick91659476) January 12, 2020
It would be a great signing because everyone knows Llorente commitment. He is a very professional guy and he loves Spurs.
— Olivier Misher (@OliverMisher) January 12, 2020
FFS! He wasn’t the ‘ideal alternative’ when he was at the club! Love Llorente but he needs to stay away and keep his legacy!
— GaB (@THFC_GaB) January 12, 2020
Should never have let him go in the first place, he was massive for us last season #COYS
— Stuart Deerin (@soldier7078) January 12, 2020
We know what Llorente can, and can’t do, and he would at least have the advantage of not having to settle in but they always say you should never go back.
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