Tottenham star reveals he would like to remain at the club

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have a number of players who have contracts which are set to expire over the next couple of seasons.

While the media tend to focus on the futures of Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld, one player who is out of contract at the end of the current season is Fernando Llorente.

The Spaniard saw has game time limited at the start of the season but has come more into prominence following the two different ankle injuries which Harry Kane has suffered.

Llorente scored the vital and in some circles, a controversial goal which gave Tottenham an away goals victory against Manchester City in the Champions League quarter final.

While he admits that he would like to extend his contract in North London, he admits that the priorities of the team must come first while the season is still being played which is something that Mauricio Pochettino has tried to get across to the media on many occasions when asked about the future of his players.

Llorente told Sky Sports: “I would love to stay for another year, but the truth is I am not thinking much about that right now. I believe the important thing at the moment is the team, not for individual players to think about themselves.

“We are playing super-important games every few days. We have a very, very difficult match against Bournemouth, who are very strong at home – they beat Chelsea 4-0 there, remember – then it’s back to the Champions League. We have to be focused on the job. In a few weeks I’m sure there will be time to think about my future and see what’s best for everyone.”

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  1. I am personally not a fan of Llorente. I feel like he is clumsy and destroys our pace and rythem when he is in the side. With all of that being said Pochettino has made it clear that he favors the Lanky stirker over Victor Jansen and while i disagree with this and think the plug was pulled on Jansen far too soon it is his team and if this is in fact then Llorente would be a cheap way to keep some depth at the position. It is clear that a back-up to Harry Kane has to be on the summer transfer agenda, it wouldn’t be a bad investment to keep a taget man like Llorente on the roster for those mid winter matchups agains big teams that play compact and try to grind out draws. Either way i think it will matter very little to the overall success or failure of the team

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