Italian side confirm the signing of Tottenham’s Champions League hero

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Fernando Llorente has completed his transfer to Serie A side Napoli.

The striker left Spurs at the end of last season after his contract expired following the 2-0 defeat to Liverpool in the final of the Champions League.

Despite playing a bit-part role as understudy to Harry Kane, the 34-year-old certainly showed his value during Tottenham’s journey to the European final.

Llorente came to life in the knockout stages of the competition, scoring a late goal against Borussia Dortmund as well as what proved to be a vital goal in the quarter final second leg against Manchester City.

He came off the bench when Mauricio Pochettino’s side were 3-0 down in the semi final second leg against Ajax and helped to transform the game.   He mixed it up with the Ajax central defenders who could not cope with his physical nature and it allowed the likes of Lucas Moura space to run in behind, which saw the Brazilian net a dramatic hat-trick.

Napoli confirmed the signing of the former Spanish international on their official Twitter page.

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