Report: Tottenham offered Fernando Llorente as Mourinho targets two strikers
Tottenham Hotspur have been offered the chance to re-sign Fernando Llorente as Jose Mourinho targets making two striker signings this month, according to a report from the Independent.
The Independent reports that Mourinho was already keen to add another goalscorer to his ranks heading into the January window. However, Harry Kane’s injury has left the Spurs boss adding one more space to his shopping list.
Kane is set to be out for several months. And Mourinho is seemingly hoping that he can sign two strikers to cover for the England international while he is sidelined.
The Independent reports that a number of agents have been in contact offering their clients. And it appears that one player whose representatives have reached out to Tottenham is Llorente.
Llorente, of course, left Spurs in the summer after joining Napoli. He has since made 15 appearances in Serie A, but only started three times.
It remains to be seen how Tottenham will respond to the interest. But perhaps, there is an argument to suggest that the 34-year-old may not be a terrible addition this month.
TBR View – Llorente move could be shrewd from Spurs
Llorente had a mixed time at Tottenham. And you could understand why some supporters would be against a move to bring the Spaniard back.
However, Spurs finding two strikers this month is going to be an incredibly difficult task, particularly as they need one to have some chance of filling the void that Kane leaves behind.
Adding Llorente as a backup option to a marquee signing could therefore, be a good piece of business. He will surely not command a significant fee. And he did show at times that he had the ability to make an impact for Tottenham.
And with Kane set to return before the end of the season, Mourinho will not need one of his striker signings to stick around long-term.
Tottenham would be making a big error if they moved for Llorente and no other striker. But if Mourinho wants two, perhaps bringing the Napoli man back for a short spell may be a sensible idea.