Spurs player reveals he would have to speak to Levy about January exit

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Dom Le Roy

Fernando Llorente has admitted that he would be interested in a return to Athletic Bilbao but insists that he would have to discuss the matter with Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy if a switch arose in January.

The former Spanish international who has been capped 24 times joined Tottenham from Swansea City for a fee of £12.1 million (Sky Sports) in the summer 2017 transfer window after catching the eye with the Welsh side where he scored 15 Premier League goals.

Llorente has failed to make the same impact at Tottenham having made just one Premier League start for the club.  Twelve further appearances have been made from the bench, where he has managed to score just one goal.

The 33-year-old scored 83 goals in 262 La Liga appearances between 2005 and 2013 for Atletico and revealed that he would be open to talking to his former side.

He also revealed that while his contract expires at Spurs at the end of the season, the club have the option to extend his spell by a further year.

The striker told Cadena SER: “I finish my contract at the end of the year, the club has the option to continue for a year, what do I want, that whatever God wants, we will see,”

“I would like to feel important in a club, that is my priority. To return to Athletic? If I have the opportunity and they talk to me, yes. Going out in the winter market? It does not depend on me, I’d have to talk to Tottenham and Levy.” 

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