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Can Fernando Llorente become an unlikely hero at Tottenham?

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Can Fernando Llorente become an unlikely hero at Tottenham?

Tottenham have been left scratching their heads over their frontline following an injury to talisman Harry Kane that will see the striker ruled out until March.

Meanwhile, Heung-Min Son has also departed to compete with South Korea at the Asian Cup and could miss the next five games.

That leaves manager Mauricio Pochettino with very few options at striker and they are yet to sign anyone in the January transfer window.

Spurs travel to Fulham on Sunday in the Premier League, so could Fernando Llorente be an unlikely hero?

 

The 33-year-old has been a fringe player during his time with the north London club and his contract is due to expire in the summer.

He joined for £14million (Guardian) in 2017 and has played second fiddle to Kane in that time.

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But Llorente seems the viable option to replace Kane in the upcoming weeks and it would be a remarkable turnaround if the Spaniard can perform in Pochettino’s side.

The experienced centre-forward did score a hat-trick in January against Tranmere Roves in the FA Cup, but he’s not started a league game all campaign.

He’s been a natural goalscorer throughout his career and is a popular figure in the Spurs dressing room, which is why Pochettino may opt to put faith in him at a time of crisis.

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