Last summer Tottenham Hotspur moved to bring in a new striker to back up Harry Kane in the striker position. With Vincent Janssen proving to be a flop after his move from AZ Alkmaar the club made a move for Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente.
It broke the mould for Spurs, bringing in a player over the age of 30. But his 15 goals for the Swans last season certainly looked like a good reason to bring in the Spaniard.
However, it has not been as successful a move as he or Tottenham would have liked.
Llorente has scored just five goals in 29 appearances for Spurs, which includes a hat-trick against League One side Rochdale in the FA Cup.
Last month it was reported by the London Evening Standard that Llorente would be sold in the summer. That said, the Spaniard is not thinking about his future at the club. Speaking to Nueve Cuatrouno this week Llorente explained that he is not giving any thought to his future at Spurs:
“I do not think about the future because you stop living in the present and I like to enjoy what I do every day. I’m happy and I do not think anymore.”
Llorente, however, may not have a future at Spurs. Harry Kane suffered an ankle injury last month, which could have been an opportunity for Llorente to start playing regularly for Spurs.
However, Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino did not think that way. The Argentine instead used Heung-min Son and Erik Lamela in more of a false nine role rather than play the Spaniard.
The 33-year-old is clearly not in the long-term plans of Pochettino or indeed Tottenham. The striker is likely to be on his way out of Spurs this summer, even if he is not currently giving it any thought.
A return to Spain could be on the cards, whilst there are plenty of clubs in the Premier League that would be interested in bringing him in. But staying at Spurs simply does not look likely.