Former Spurs man backs club’s contract offer as a good bit of business

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have so far been busy strengthening their central midfield area but there may also be reinforcements needed further up the pitch.

Fernando Llorente has seen his contract with the club expire after two seasons in North London.

The 34-year-old played an important role last season when Harry Kane was out of action with an ankle injury and scored some crucial goals for the lilywhites during their journey to the final of the Champions League.

The Daily Mail reported that instead of signing a new understudy to Kane, the club have offered the Spaniard a new one year contract on reduced terms.

The report claims that the former Swansea man is now weighing up the offer from the club.

Former Spurs striker Darrent Bent has now backed the club’s decision to offer the World Cup winner a new contract. He said that it was preferable to shelling out money on someone who is unproven at the highest level.

Speaking to Football Insider, Bent said: 

“I guess from a positive standpoint they know he knows the club, understands the club and they’re not really taking a risk if they can bring him back on less money. To be fair who else is out there?

“Llorente last season, he came in and scored important goals at important times. You need to think to yourself rather than going and shelling out £20-30million on an unknown, if they can get Llorente to stay there on reduced money, knows what it takes then I’m all for it.

“If they can keep Llorente and bring him back, I think that’s a good bit of business.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Tottenham are in a bit of a conundrum here as a talented striker who is in his prime wouldn’t want to come to the club to sit on the bench. Given that the likes of Lucas Moura and Son Heung-Min proved that they can cover for Kane when called upon, giving Llorente a one-year extension will be a comparatively risk-free move by the club.

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