Tottenham Hotspur have had some striker flops in recent years, with the likes of Roberto Soldado and Vincent Janssen failing to live up to the bill.
Fernando Llorente looked to be leaning that way too before a Harry Kane injury back in January, however, the Spaniard has been a huge asset for the Lilywhites ever since.
Llorente chipped in with eight goals and five assists this season in all competitions, including Champions League goals against both Borussia Dortmund and Man City (Sky Sports).
Llorente scored the goal that ultimately booked Tottenham’s spot in the semi-finals of the competition, before setting up Lucas Moura’s 96th-minute winner in Amsterdam with a flick on.
It was reported this week that Spurs had missed the deadline to extend Llorente’s current deal (Daily Mail), however, Sky Sports now claim that Tottenham may still discuss fresh terms with the striker.
Llorente offers something a little different for Tottenham, and the club may want to keep him around for an extra season or two.
Spurs Web Opinion:
After Llorente’s first season at Spurs, I didn’t see much of a point to the striker. Poch barely used him, and when he did it was only for the odd minute here and there. However, this season Llorente has taken his chances by the scruff of the neck and proved that he can offer a lot to this Spurs side. Llorente provides a unique aerial and physical presence for Spurs, especially as a plan B when the intricate stuff just isn’t working. I would love to see him at the club for another season, with an academy youngster like Parrott or Roles being brought through as a third striker.
Have something to tell us about this article?