Tottenham Hotspur will take part in their first ever Champions League final on Saturday evening with Fernando Llorente having played a significant part in the club’s journey to Madrid.
The backup striker has found first-team opportunities hard to come by following his move to North London but has proven to be instrumental during this season’s European campaign.
With Harry Kane sidelined through injury, the Spaniard came off the bench in the quarter-final against Manchester City to score the vital goal to take his side through to the semi-final.
He once again made a substitute appearance in Amsterdam where he brilliantly helped to change the course of the game with his hold-up play that allowed Lucas Moura space in behind the Dutch defence.
Llorente is out of contract at Tottenham following the final against Liverpool and has revealed in an interview that he will assess his options and is open to a return to his homeland where he caught the eye playing for Atletico Bilbao.
He told Mundo Deportivo: “The truth is that I played many years in Spain and I was very happy, and it is clear that I would love to return someday. But we will see the options that come to me and from there I will try to decide what is best for me and my family.”
Llorente has been a hero of our Champions League campaign but we need to look beyond this season and need a younger back-up to Harry Kane who offers more mobility in the final third than what the 34-year-old can at this stage of his career.
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