Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that he is unsure of whether or not Fernando Llorente will be at the club next season.
Pochettino stated (Express): “I don’t know. I am not the person you need to ask.”
Llorente’s £100,000 per week contract at Spurs expired in the summer but The Daily Express are reporting that he has been offered a new one year contract with reduced wages.
Llorente has been heralded by some as an unsung hero for Spurs, with the veteran Spanish striker scoring important goals throughout the last campaign. This included goals against Borussia Dortmund and Man City in the Champions League run to the final.
He also changed the game when he was brought on in the famous Champions League semi-final win against Ajax by dominating their defenders in the air and giving our attack another dimension, even setting up Moura’s winner.
Spurs have been using young Troy Parrott in pre-season matches against Juventus and Man United, but it remains to be seen whether Pochettino is happy to use the Irishman as a number two striker.
Spurs Web Opinion
While Llorente isn’t a top-level striker at this stage of his career, he is an experienced international player who knows where the goal is. Signing him to a new one year deal would allow us to invest in other areas of the squad. He also offers a little something different to the attacking lineup.
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