Report: Spurs player to walk away after Champions League final

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur will face Liverpool on Saturday in the Champions League final in Madrid.

It has been a rollercoaster of emotions during the club’s European campaign this season having seen them gone from the verge of elimination on a number of occasions to the jubilant scenes in Amsterdam.

One player who has been pivotal to the club’s progression to the final is Fernando Llorente.  While the Spaniard has struggled for game time behind Harry Kane and Heung-min Son since his switch from Swansea, he has come up with some important contributions when needed.

From scoring against Dortmund in the round of sixteen to his controversial goal against Manchester City, Llorente has delivered when asked.  This was once again evident when he came of the bench against Ajax and allowed Spurs to get back into the game at the Johan Cruyff ArenA.

Llorente is out of contract this summer and a recent report from the Daily Mail claimed that Spurs have missed the deadline to extend the deal by a further twelve months.

 

Football Insider are reporting that the 34-year-old has decided his future lies away from the Lilywhites and will instead move to a new club.

Napoli, Barcelona West Ham United and Leicester City are just four of the clubs who have been credited with interest in the former Juventus player (The Sun).

Opinion

Llorente has done fantastically well in Europe when he has been called upon and hopefully we can send him off with a Champions League winners medal.   Spurs need to build for the future and at 34, Llorente’s best days are behind him.

Spurs need to instead recruit a younger goalscorer to become a back up to Harry Kane.

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