Report: Spurs make fresh approach to sign out-of-contract World Cup winner

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur suffered their first defeat of the new Premier League campaign yesterday in a disappointing display at home to Newcastle United.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side looked short of ideas in the attacking third of the pitch against the Magpies.

Christian Eriksen had to look on from the bench for the second time in three matches and was unable to influence the game when he came on in the 62nd minute.

There was plenty of sideways passing with Spurs trying to be too cute to break down a Newcastle defence and midfield who were intent on playing deep.

Football Insider claim that Spurs have made another approach to Fernando Llorente, who is currently out of contract after his contract expired with the North London club shortly after the Champions League final defeat to Liverpool on June 1st.

Tottenham are confident that Llorente could decide to return to the club despite interest from Italy.

Llorente is said to have previously earned £90,000-a-week and is yet to have been offered the same terms.

Opinion

Despite being in the twlight of his career, Llorente showed during Tottenham’s Champions League campaign that he is able to offer something different when the game is not going in favour of Spurs; route one football was a tactic which was foolishly overlooked in the last 20 minutes of the game against Newcastle.

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