Date: 19th July 2019 at 10:38am
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Tottenham have been on the hunt for a centre-forward to replace Fernando Llorente this summer, but they haven’t been making much progress. Eyebrows were raised when Llorente was quietly released at the end of the season, but he could be on his way back according to the Daily Mail.

Mauricio Pochettino needs a player who won’t break the bank, is happy being behind Harry Kane in the pecking order and can affect a game from the bench, so it’s easy to see why they’re considering re-signing Llorente. Supporters may be underwhelmed, however, as he’s likely to be the only striker brought in.

The 34-year-old made 66 appearances in all competitions for Spurs between 2017 and 2019, scoring and creating 19 goals. He’s only netted twice in the Premier League since his move from Swansea City but proved to be an important player in Europe.

Llorente played in every Champions League game for Spurs after the last-16 and fired Tottenham into the Champions League semi-finals with a late goal against Manchester City.

It’s not hard to see why Tottenham would want to retain him for another year, but questions should be asked why he was allowed to leave in the first place and why he’s the only forward being approached this summer.

If Spurs go into next season with the same strikeforce as 2018/19, fans may be disappointed.

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4 Replies to “Opinion: Supporters may be underwhelmed with Tottenham’s next potential signing”

  • Llorente, is not good enough for Spurs, he does not put any pressure on Kane, he is not good enough to cover for Kane
    Not sure this is Pochs decision, as Levy seems to control who Spurs buy and how much he is prepared to pay, does not seem to accept that if you want to improve the squad you have to pay the fee and offer wages ,
    Levy seems to want to spend no more than he gets from selling players!
    if that’s the case we are not going to make any progress on catching Man C, Lpool etc.

  • Llorrente is a great plan B remember when we were chucking bombs at him in the Ajax game bring him back we got goals all over the pitch now esp when LO CELSO comes in ????????????????????????????

  • In the majority of games Llorente barely moved. He was so lazy to watch at times. He has his uses but realistically we need better.

    For 5 seasons now our best players do not have any pressure from the squad to perform. They won’t get dropped regardless of form. It’s been a massive issue, especially regarding our attacking players.

    How many games has Kane, Alli and Eriksen been poor but still get game time?

    An area we must address if we are to progress.

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