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Report: Tottenham offer Fernando Llorente one-year deal

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Report: Tottenham offer Fernando Llorente one-year deal

Tottenham have reportedly contacted Fernando Llorente and offered him a new deal.

The 34-year-old is a free agent after leaving the club in the summer when his contract expired, but it seems he could end up back in North London.

According to the Evening Standard, Spurs have offered the Spanish centre-forward a one-year deal with them and it’s on reduced terms from his previous £100,000-a-week contract.

The report explains that the veteran striker is taking his time to consider his next move, as Fiorentina is one of the overseas clubs keen on him.

Llorente certainly made a decent impact last season for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, scoring eight goals and supplying five assists in 35 games.

 

The target man offered a different dimension in attack for Spurs and stepped up excellent during the absence of Harry Kane.

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TBR’s View:

Spurs are yet to sign a replacement for Llorente following his departure and handing him a one-year contract isn’t the worst idea in the world.

They need to find suitable cover for their talisman Kane and Llorente filled that role well last season, while Lucas Moura and Heung-Min Son can play an advanced attacking role too.

The only issue in returning to Llorente is perhaps the lack of ambition, as it would be a real statement of intent if they spent big on another striker.

Spurs have already splashed the clash on midfielder Tanguy Ndombele this summer, but it looks they aren’t prepared to do the same in attack.

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