Some Spurs fans claim club made big mistake by not re-signing free agent

Some Spurs fans have questioned why Tottenham did not move to snap up Fernando Llorente after it emerged the centre-forward had signed for Eibar as a free agent.

Llorente had two seasons at Tottenham after arriving from Swansea City in the summer of 2017.

While the Spaniard was never first-choice in North London, he did a commendable job as a backup to Harry Kane and gave Mauricio Pochettino a more direct option off the bench in some games.

The former Athletic Bilbao striker also played an important role in Tottenham’s march to the Champions League final in 2019, with Kane out injured during the quarter-finals and semi-finals of the competition.

Llorente left Spurs after his contract ran out that summer and after two seasons in the Serie A (with Napoli and Udinese), the striker has now returned to Spain with Eibar in the Segunda Division.

Some Tottenham fans on social media insisted that the 36-year-old would have done a decent job as Kane’s backup at Spurs.

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While Tottenham’s failure to sign a backup for Kane is an issue, I am not sure Llorente would have been the answer. The striker did not get many minutes last season and there is a reason why none of the top-flight clubs (in Spain, Italy or England) went for him over the summer despite him being available for free.

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