“He knows what the club’s about” – Graham Roberts is not against return of former player

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Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Graham Roberts has claimed that he would not be against the idea of a return to the club for Fernando Llorente.

The 36-year-old is currently without a club after finding himself out of contract at Serie A outfit Udinese in the summer and is able to move to another club outside of transfer window due to his free agent status.

Llorente joined Spurs in 2017 and scored the vital away goal in their Champions League quarter-final win at Manchester City together with playing a key part in the build-up to Lucas Moura’s late goal against Ajax which booked their place in the final of the competition.

He left North London in the summer of 2018 after his contract expired and made the switch to Napoli.

Tottenham did not bolster their attacking options during the summer window and have lacked a back-up option to Harry Kane.

Roberts claimed that Llorente already has an understanding of what it is like to play for Tottenham.

He told The Transfer Tavern: “He could do. He’s been around, he knows what the club’s about.”

SpursWeb Opinion

Llorente will have a special place in the memory of Spurs fans when they look back on the Champions League journey to the final, however, he is now in the latter stages of his career and would only be worth considering if the club suffer a complete injury crisis.

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