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Report: West Ham in race for Tottenham centre-forward Fernando Llorente

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Report: West Ham in race for Tottenham centre-forward Fernando Llorente

West Ham have reportedly joined the pursuit for Tottenham centre-forward Fernando Llorente, who will exit when his contract expires this summer.

According to the Sun, the 34-year-old will leave Spurs at the end of his contract and will hope to bow out in style in the Champions League final against Liverpool.

It is understood that Premier League duo West Ham and Leicester are keen on picking the Spaniard up on a free transfer, while Napoli and Barcelona also have an interest.

The 34-year-old is an experienced striker that has had a great career and is a major threat in the air with his physical presence.

He’s played a back-up role during his time with Spurs, but has certainly popped up with some key moments this season.

 

Llorente has made 34 appearances across all competitions this campaign, scoring eight goals and supplying five assists in return.

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TBR’s View:

Llorente is certainly coming to the latter stages of his career at his age, but he’s proven he can still make a difference at the top level and has played his role during Spurs’ run to the Champions League final.

He’s an excellent impact substitute to have up your sleeve and could be a shrewd addition for the Hammers.

The centre-forward would only be arriving to play a support role at the London Stadium, but on a free transfer there is little risk and he would be a big help in the dressing room on younger players.

West Ham need to launch a push for the European spots next season and he could potentially play a role in that.

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