Why Tottenham should take the money and run!
When Llorente subbed Chelsea on deadline day to team up with Pochettino there was a collective smirk among Tottenham fans, with many believing we had snapped up the ideal understudy for Harry Kane – who had the experience and pedigree to ensure that we can mount a challenge on all four fronts. Five months on I`m praying for someone to put him and the club out of their collective misery.
Let`s be honest we have seen some serious dross in the attacking positions, but I will stick my head out and see that he must be the worst striker we have seen at the club within the Premier League era.
I know many will look at the likes of Mido, Rasiak, Soldado and more recently Vincent Janssen, but I would argue that the least aforementioned tried and showed the kind of work rate in their performances – even if they didn`t get the goals they deserved. Llorente is lumbering, appears uninterested and has stands out like a sore thumb in this team. His lack of mobility offers nothing and I don`t think it is any coincidence that we suddenly started to perform the moment he was replaced at Newport.
Poch was asked the question of his future in today`s presser and as always refuses to give too much away, although I wasn`t convinced that should an offer come in on deadline day that a deal wouldn`t go through. It is time to put Llorente down as a bad experience and promote one of the younger generation to the first team ranks, most notably Rodell Richards who is scoring braces and hat-tricks for fun in Scott Parker`s academy side.
So, am I being too harsh on the lad Llorente and am I the only one that wants to see the back of him at the club? Let`s be honest he is a signing that promised much but has ultimately delivered very little.