Some Spurs fans think club should have kept this ex-player after he scores brace

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham made wholesale changes to their squad this summer as they bought in the likes of Tanguy Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso, Ryan Sessegnon, and Jack Clarke, while selling several fringe players who were deemed surplus to requirements.

Among the players who departed was striker Fernando Llorente, who saw his contract with the club expire in the summer.

It was claimed that Spurs offered the Spaniard a one-year extension on reduced terms in the summer (Evening Standard). However, the 34-year-old instead decided to return to the Seria A, with Napoli.

Llorente has made a great start to life in Naples, having scored thrice in three appearances for the club. The former Spurs man struck against Liverpool in midweek to consign the Reds to their first defeat of the season.

He then scored a brace against Lecce on Sunday to give Carlo Ancelotti’s men all three points. Some Spurs fans on social media questioned the club’s logic in letting Llorente leave without signing a replacement.



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It could be that Tottenham were keen on retaining Llorente for another season but he decided to move elsewhere in search of more first-team football. There is no doubt that his performances towards the end of last season were certainly deserving of a new contract. Hopefully, Llorente’s sale will help young Troy Parrot get a few chances for the first team this term.

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