Tottenham Hotspur have already been active in the transfer market this summer as Mauricio Pochettino begins to shape his squad for the season ahead.
After finishing in fourth place in the Premier League along with an appearance in the Champions League final, the Spurs boss has previously described this summer as ‘massive’ if the club are to make the step up and become a European giant by investing substantially on player recruitment (Telegraph).
While we have seen the arrival of Jack Clarke from Leeds United and Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon, there are also likely to be departures from North London to recoup transfer funds to re-invest whilst also saving on wages.
Michel Vorm has already left the club (Sky Sports) which will save on the wage bill, while Fernando Llorente’s fate has not been confirmed.
Llorente’s contract expired at the end of June with the club yet to reveal whether they will retain him.
Former Spurs defender Pascal Chimbonda believes that the Spaniard should be released and a younger forward brought in to replace the 34-year-old and help Harry Kane put the ball in the back of the net.
Chimbonda told Sportingbet: “Tottenham were right to not offer Llorente a new contract. He played well when Kane was injured last season, but Tottenham need to sign someone that will lighten the goal scoring burden on Kane.
“Kane was visibly knackered last season and it led to an injury and dip in form. Tottenham need to sign a striker that can play in the cup competitions and League when the fixtures start to build up. Kane wants to play every game, but there’s more than enough games to keep a good rotation between him and another quality striker.”
Llorente performed admirably in our Champions League campaign, however, he now lacks the mobility to be a regular back-up to Kane. We need a younger forward who can pull defenders out of position and create space for the likes of Son and Moura.
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