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Tottenham should consider offloading underwhelming Fernando Llorente

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Tottenham should consider offloading underwhelming Fernando Llorente

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino should think about selling Fernando Llorente in January or at the end of the season.

The Spaniard came on against Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday and failed to make an impact.

Spurs were chasing the game at 3-2 down at the time of Llorente’s arrival on 79 minutes.

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But the ex-Athletic Bilbao talisman didn’t threaten up front.

It was another performance from the big man in which he failed to prove that he can be an effective back-up for Harry Kane.

Llorente has had to spend most of his time at the club on the bench playing second fiddle to the England captain.

Tottenham should offload and try again

At this point, it would be sensible to suggest that Tottenham should sell Llorente and sign a replacement.

 

Although he does offer something different, he has seldom shown it in a Spurs shirt during his short stint.

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Admittedly he hasn’t had much of a chance, but he doesn’t look cut out for a top six club.

Llorente was excellent in his one and only season at Swansea City, and perhaps that is more his level.

He doesn’t really suit Mauricio Pochettino’s footballing style and Spurs should enter the transfer market in January.

If anything happens to Kane, one gets the feeling that Tottenham could really struggle.

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Pochettino would likely use Lucas Moura up top if Kane got injured, such is his lack of trust in Llorente.

Tottenham should try and cash in, and spend the money on a player who is a little more suited to the club and Pochettino’s methods.

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Tom is a Public Relations (Sports) graduate who has built up experience in digital football writing and original content production, with words having reached millions online. Also very partial to a cheeky pub quiz.

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