Fernando Llorente knows throughout his Tottenham career he will always be playing second fiddle to Harry Kane up front but he has made some vital contributions this season.
He struggled when tasked with replacing Kane earlier this term, but once he got his form and fitness together, he was able to net against Chelsea in the EFL Cup semi-final, as well as the third goal in the Champions League last 16 first leg victory over Borussia Dortmund last month.
The Spaniard, who Spotrac claim earns £75,000 a week, will not expect to start against Manchester City in the last eight of the same competition tonight but the club have confirmed on Twitter that he has returned to training ahead of the tie, after struggling with concussion.
And perhaps with their tongue in cheek, Spurs fans greeted the return to training of the towering striker with glee.
He has become a bit of a cult figure because of how hard he works for the side despite the unenviable task of replacing Kane and the supporters seem keen to have him back in the fold.
We’ve put together the best of the reaction…
CL Nando is in full swing
— TJ [LMcK] (@BrixtonSpurs) April 8, 2019
City ain't ready for his presence
— ᴛᴇᴏʜ政薦🐔 (@zj_teoh28) April 8, 2019
— Thomas (@Thomas__W__G) April 8, 2019
you can’t beat the tree
— Kun 🇮🇳 (@KunDeCentro) April 8, 2019
He might be our super sub tomorrow
— Paul taylor (@Paultay50589535) April 8, 2019
Hat trick incoming
— Daniel (@DanielWyeTHFC) April 8, 2019
— Aaron Pitters (@aaronpitters) April 8, 2019
Its the most charming news that I've heard in a month!!
— KANEY (@hags0106) April 8, 2019
Back stronger big guy. Bullet header please
— ℂ𝕠𝕗𝕗𝕖𝕖𝕒𝕞𝕙 (@mccomishconor) April 8, 2019
The Goat has returned
— 7 🇰🇷 (@ftbl_son) April 8, 2019