New Spurs signing Fernando Llorente has said he’s come to help Tottenham win titles, after signing a two-year contract with the club during yesterday’s frantic transfer deadline day.
The 32 year old, over the course of his glittered career, has won both the World Cup and European Championships with Spain in 2010 and 2012 respectively, while also winning to titles in Italy during his time with Juventus from 2013-2015.
His most recent success came with Sevilla however, winning the Europa League in 2016 before his move to Swansea, where his 15 goals in 33 appearances helped Swansea maintain their top-flight status last term.
Now having joined Tottenham in a £12.1 million move, the Spaniard, who’s scored over 100 career goals in over 500 career appearances, has revealed his delight to be working at an ‘amazing club’ like Spurs.
In an interview uploaded to Tottenham Hotspur’s official club website, Llorente said of the move:
“I’m very happy to join Tottenham, an amazing Club and I can only say I come here to help Tottenham try to win titles.”
“I think they are working really well in the last few years, I like Mauricio Pochettino, his mentality, his thoughts about Tottenham and I think the project and the philosophy of this Club is amazing.”
“I’m very excited to come here,” He added. “I think Harry Kane is an amazing striker and I’m very happy to play with him and the other players. I want to get to know them and start to train with my new team-mates.”
“I’m 32-years-old but I want to learn every day and I think I can learn a lot of things from Harry and the other players. I can learn a lot from Mauricio Pochettino and I will do my best here.”
“I think I can do more things in my career and my dream is to do that here at Tottenham.”
Personally, I think Llorente, with his wealth of European experience and Premier League goal-scoring prowess, is a great signing for the club.
He’s someone Vincent Janssen can learn a lot from and someone we can really rely on if Kane gets any injuries again, or if we need a roll of the dice late in the game.
Even better that Chelsea knew how much of an asset he could be and that we didn’t let them have him.
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