Fernando Llorente left Tottenham last summer to sign for Napoli when his contract with the North Londoners expired after the Champions League Final.
After a decent start to the season at the San Paulo Stadium, the Spaniard has struggled for game time of late.
The experienced centre-forward does not appear to be in Gennaro Gattuso’s plans, with the Serie A side’s rumoured acquisition of Victor Osimhen (Guardian) only likely to push Llorente further down the pecking order.
ESPN reported last week that Tottenham were considering bringing the 35-year-old back to the club. It was claimed that signing a back up to Harry Kane is one of Jose Mourinho’s priorities this summer and Llorente was one of the options the club are considering.
Reacting to the report, some Spurs fans struggled to see how re-signing Llorente would be a step in the right direction.
Don't believe this. That said, as I said at the time, we should have kept him last summer. Penny pinching which arguably for all our other problems was the one that ended up costing us the most.
— Jill Lewis (@jilllewis33) July 25, 2020
Surely the club need to sign a striker with a little more quality, Llorente is at the end of his career and isn’t going to improve at all
— Dan (@DanP1991) July 25, 2020
Llorente coming back? 👀
— Matt Nash (@Nasheeeer) July 25, 2020
Bring back llorente
— Michael Modestou (@MichaelModestou) July 27, 2020
We definitely should have taken up the option on his extra year when we had the chance
— Jake Procter (@JakeProcter) July 25, 2020
I will continue to see rumours about us getting Llorente back when he is 55 years old https://t.co/qF3jwWTFC7
— Kieren Flanagan (@KierenFlanagan) July 25, 2020
Why go backwards? We need to look forward
— Craig Rose (@CraigyRose77) July 25, 2020
He’s not the answer – slow with a poor first touch. We need someone who can hold up the ball really well and is fast enough to work the channels.
— Guernseyboy (@guernseyboy1) July 26, 2020
Definitely another Levy moment maybe Saha a Nielsen are available again!
— lee lambrianou (@leeharry100) July 26, 2020
My God we are going backwards
— DAVSPURS (@davspurs) July 26, 2020
Spurs Web Opinion
We certainly made a big blunder by letting Llorente leave last summer without replacing him as a lack of a back up to Kane cost us dearly this season. Ironically, I think Jose’s style of play would have got more out of Llorente than Pochettino’s. I do not believe Mourinho and Spurs would be considering the 35-year-old as anything more than a last resort this summer.
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