Solskjaer responds to Llorente speculation


Fernando Llorente saw his contract with Tottenham Hotspur run out in the summer after spending two seasons in North London following his arrival from Swansea City.

The 34-year-old is currently a free agent which means the rules allow him to sign for any Premier League club despite the transfer window in England already having shut.

A report in Football Insider recently revealed that Tottenham are still negotiating with the Spaniard to sign him on a one year deal but that Llorente rejected Spurs’ latest offer since it was well short of the £90,000-a-week he was earning previously.

Meanwhile, Gazzetta dello Sport (as translated by The Sun) reported a couple of days ago that the striker has been offered a two year deal by Manchester United as the Red Devils want the Spaniard to replace Romelu Lukaku, who has departed to Inter Milan.

However, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has now insisted that the club will not be making any more signings this window.

According to Metro, Solskjaer said ahead of Man Utd’s defeat against Crystal Palace, “We are not looking at any more signings.”

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Llorente proved last year that he can be a useful option off the bench when the team is chasing a game. With the transfer window now closed, bringing the 34-year-old in to serve as Harry Kane’s understudy seems like a prudent approach as Spurs might be in trouble if they suffer another injury crisis in the forward positions.

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