“We are attentive” – Club chief talks about possibility of signing Spurs striker

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente has not had too many opportunities since moving to North London from Swansea City in the summer of 2017.

With the likes of Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min ahead of him in the pecking order, the 33-year-old has had to be content with rare cameos from the bench and occasional starts in domestic cup competitions.

However, with Kane and Alli both out with injuries, the Spaniard is finally getting a run of games under his belt, and has done a job.

Llorente scored the goal against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup semi final which took the game to penalties, headed a late winner against Watford and also set up Son’s winner against Newcastle in his last outing.

The striker whose contract with Spurs runs out at the end of the current season, has recently spoken about his frustration with the lack of game time. The World Cup winner has also confirmed previously that he would be open to a move back to Athletic Bilbao, with whom he began his career and rose to prominence.

Athletic’s sporting director Rafa Alkorta has now said that the Basque club are open to bringing Llorente back home.

Speaking to Spanish publication AS, Alkorta said: “We are attentive to any player who can wear the Athletic shirt.”

With Spurs in no hurry to extend Llorente’s contract, it now appears that Bilbao might get their former star for free in the summer.

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