Report: World Cup winner hoping to earn new contract at Spurs

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham have been short of attacking options in recent weeks due to injuries to Dele Alli and Harry Kane. One player who has benefited from the team’s injury troubles is striker Fernando Llorente who has made three consecutive starts for the first time since he joined the club.

The Spaniard has found it difficult to get game time since arriving at Spurs in the summer of 2017. He has mostly been brought on as an additional option upfront when Tottenham have been chasing games and has failed to impress with his cameo displays.

However, the 33-year-old is now finally getting a chance to get into some rhythm with three consecutive starts. Llorente’s performances have been a mixed bag as although the striker has scored two goals in the three games including a crucial winner against Watford, he has also missed several gilt-edged chances.

Llorente’s contract with Spurs runs out at the end of the current season and according to a report from talkSPORT, the former World Cup winner is hoping to extend his stay at North London. The report claims that target man wants to prove his worth in Kane’s absence.

The former Juventus striker also spoke about how a lack of game time has hampered his form. He said, “It’s really difficult because Harry is one of the best in the world. The most difficult thing is to be fit when you don’t play because the only way to be fit is to play 90 minutes.

“Training is important but the game is the game. Now I feel every game, I feel much better. Today I feel good. Now I’m very focused to help the team and do my best. It is probably the most important goal I have scored here at Tottenham [against Watford]. It was my dream.

“When you dream of days like this and finally it happens, it’s amazing. Now I enjoy the moment because we haven’t got a lot of time to enjoy.”

The report also claims that clubs in China and Turkey are keen to land the player during the summer.

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