Poch provides answer on Spurs striker’s future

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have a number of players ticking down towards a free transfer in the summer.

Mousa Dembele, Jan Vertonghen, Michel Vorm, and Fernando Llorente could all still leave for nothing come the summer transfer window if Spurs don’t offer them new deals.

However, Vertonghen’s current contract can be extended for an extra year, if the club chooses.

Toby Alderweireld could depart for just £25m if Spurs activate his one year extension, and Christian Eriksen has under 18 months remaining on his deal.

However, the talk in the press conference was centred around former World Cup winner Fernando Llorente.

One journalist asked if the club will let him return to Athletic Bilbao in January, once the winter transfer window opens.

This would leave Spurs with Harry Kane as the only fit out-and-out striker on their books, with Vincent Janssen still a long-term absentee.

Pochettino claimed that he had not spoken to the Spain international about a move.

He said (Football London): “Still we didn’t talk, I promise you. There’s a lot of things that have been happening in the last month and we’re so focused on competing in the best way every three days.

“I think it’s not a thing we need to plan too much, because sometimes in football when the moment arrives we’re going to talk and we’re going to decide the best for the team, for the club and for the player of course.

“We’ll see the priority of the player, the priority of the club. But I think still we have a few weeks and then we’ll see what happens and it’s sure we’re going to try to take the best decision for the player of course but for the club too.

“At the moment I didn’t talk with no-one about that, about nothing.”


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