Tottenham Hotspur have been without Harry Kane on two separate occasions this season, as the star striker has succumbed to ankle ligament injuries.
Heung Min Son has also spent two stints away from the club on international duty with South Korea.
As a result, it has undoubtedly been Fernando Llorente’s most successful season at Tottenham in terms of both contribution and minutes on the pitch.
The Spanish centre forward has often filled in for Kane in his times of injury, as he did last night in the Champions League semi-final against Ajax.
In fact, Llorente was the man who actually booked Tottenham a place in the semis to start with, as he deflected the ball goal-bound via his hip late on against Manchester City in the round prior.
However, recent reports indicate that Llorente’s time in North London could be up this summer, with his old team Atletic Bilbao the likely destination (Mundo Deportivo – as reported by the Daily Star).
Spurs Web Opinion:
Say what you want about Llorente, he has scored some vital goals at pivotal moments for Tottenham this season. Many may complain about his lack of mobility, but that has never been his game. Hold up play and aerial football are his bread and butter, as he has proved to be a valuable asset in the absence of Kane this season. However, I would like to think that Spurs will invest in a new striker come the summer, and a move back to La Liga seems the obvious choice for Llorente.
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