Fernando Llorente is now a free agent having seen his contract with the club run out this summer.
The forward put in some important performances towards the end of the season in the absence of Harry Kane.
While some fans have been bewildered by why the club haven’t yet made an official announcement on Llorente, Football Insider has now revealed that it is because Tottenham are still trying to sign the 34-year-old on a one year deal.
Since the former Juventus man is a free agent, rules would still allow Premier League clubs to sign him despite the closure of the transfer window.
The report claims that Spurs were initially knocked back in their bid to re-sign him on a one-year deal last month and that the Lillywhites now tabled a new offer.
However, it is claimed that Llorente has turned down the offer as it was on considerably reduced terms to his previous £90,000-a-week deal.
The news has seen some Spurs fans take to Twitter to share their thoughts on Llorente’s apparent snub.
ANYONE over 30 is being offered reduced wages, it's why Jan has kicked off
— Harry C (@HazSpur92) August 21, 2019
I personally think, you should get paid what you are worth, Regardless of age, with perhaps a clause regarding availability ?… Lets face it he is possibly one of our less injury prone players, But levys treatment of older (experienced) players has always been questionable.
— Shawn Stobbsy Stobbs (@stobbszee) August 21, 2019
90k but that probably don’t include goal bonuses. If he feels that he will get more elsewhere and more game time in a good competitive league at his age then good luck to him .
— jason snell (@Jasonsnell17) August 21, 2019
Thank fuck, he cannot even move. He scored a few goals but ultimately he was shit, worth absolutely no where near 90k a week
— Fob (@Jordan_Forbes7) August 21, 2019
— Marcus🇰🇷 (@thfcmarcus) August 21, 2019
Spurs Web Opinion
Since the transfer window has closed and Spurs didn’t manage to bring in another forward option, they probably have their hands tied as there is no one else apart from Llorente they can go for now. Llorente and his entourage are probably aware of this and thus trying to get the best deal possible. I still expect the Spaniard to sign on a one year deal and I believe he can still come in handy as a plan B or in case the squad suffers an injury crisis.
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