Report: Spurs may struggle to sign attacker with four Italian clubs circling

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Tottenham Hotspur had a number of heroes on the way to their first-ever Champions League Final last season, but few were more surprising than Fernando Llorente.

The Spaniard barely appeared for Spurs in his first season at the club, as he played second fiddle to Harry Kane.

However, Kane’s ankle injuries in Llorente’s second season gave the former World Cup winner a chance to show the Tottenham faithful what he can do.

Llorente managed to score a header against Borussia Dortmund in the knockouts of the Champions League, before bagging the winner late on against Man City in a famous quarter-final victory.

Llorente then set up Lucas Moura’s third in the 96th minute against Ajax to see Spurs qualify for the Champions League Final in Madrid.

However, Llorente’s contract then expired at the end of June, with Spurs apparently offering a new short-term deal with reduced wages to the centre-forward (Standard).

Il Messaggero now claim that Lazio are keen on bringing the striker in this summer to replace Felipe Caicedo and have made contact with the player.

This comes after Llorente’s brother and agent, Jesus, claimed that four Serie A clubs were interested in signing his sibling, namely Fiorentina, Atlanta, Lazio, and Inter (Calcio Mercato).

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