Report: Pochettino ready to bring in Llorente replacement

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham made a massive statement on Monday by confirming that they have signed Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, along with Leeds United winger Jack Clarke.

While more midfielders could potentially follow the pair, the club might also need to bring in a striker this summer to serve as Harry Kane’s understudy.

Fernando Llorente, who performed the role admirably when called upon last season, has seen his contact with the club expire (Football.London).

According to a report in Spanish publication, Okdiario, Mauricio Pochettino has now given Daniel Levy the green light to land Real Madrid striker Mariano Diaz.

The 25-year-old is currently in his second spell in Madrid after failing to make the grade as a youngster. He was signed back by the club last summer after impressing in the season he spent at Lyon.

However, the Spaniard only managed 13 appearances for Los Blancos last season scoring three times and is now deemed as surplus to requirements at the Spanish capital.

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Diaz certainly isn’t young at 25, and apart from the one season he had at Lyon his career stats seem pretty unimpressive. However, not too many top forwards would be willing to come to Spurs knowing that they will get very few opportunities.

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