There has been plenty of headlines in the press about the futures of some of the Tottenham Hotspur squad, but Mauricio Pochettino has refused to be drawn on where Fernando Llorente’s future lies.
The former Swansea City striker netted twice in the 4-1 International Champions Cup opener against AS Roma in San Diego, with Lucas Moura chipping in with the other two goals.
Llorente struggled during his first season in a Spurs shirt which has seen him become a bit-part player in the pecking order and with just twelve months to run on his current contract, has been linked with a move away from the club.
Despite the fact he is a target man, the 33-year-old just doesn’t have the mobility to make himself an asset in Pochettino’s squad. We need players who can press and get around the park.
Pochettino told the post-match press conference: “I’m not going to talk about individual situations because if I’m going to talk now about someone I need to talk about everyone.
“I am focusing on trying to work hard, trying to provide the team and every single player with the best tools to improve. Of course, I’m happy when the striker scores and finds the net.”
Fellow striker Vincent Janssen is expected to leave in the coming days, with a return to Fenerbahce said to be on the cards on a season-long loan, with a commitment to buy at the end of the season.
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