Tottenham have done brilliantly to qualify for the Champions League final and finish in the top four of the Premier League having had to deal with a lack of recruitment along with having to play at Wembley for the vast majority of the campaign.
What makes this achievement even more impressive is the fact that the team suffered a lot of injuries over the course of the season, and had to rely on a lot of squad players stepping up and either playing un unfamiliar positions or playing more minutes than Mauricio Pochettino would have anticipated.
Arguably no one has been a more able deputy particularly in the Champions League run than Fernando Llorente. Owing to Harry Kane’s multiple injury setbacks, the Spaniard had game time against Borussia Dortmund in the round of 16, Manchester City in the quarter-final and Ajax in the semis.
The World Cup winner came up with some crucial goals which ensured that Tottenham were able to book a place in Madrid.
However, the Daily Mail reports that despite his great showings this term, Spurs will let the 34-year-old leave the club in the summer as they have now missed the deadline to offer him a new deal.
Llorente’s contract runs out at the end of the current season, and the report claims that the likes of AC Milan, Roma, Valencia, and Marseille are interested in offering him a new deal.
Some Spurs fans were disappointed on hearing the news, and thanked the Spaniard for all his efforts this season.
Will always be a hero of the club for that performance against Ajax
— Sam Myford (@SamMyford1) May 20, 2019
Hero. Legend. Regardless what happens in the final people can not underestimate his influence in it. Even the seemingly most meaningless of contributions – 3rd vs Dortmund – was absolutely crucial. Nando should always be welcome at the Lane
— GazzaD (@gazzad1) May 20, 2019
Will never forget that he killed off Dortmund at Wembley, got the winner v Man City and changed the game v Ajax. He played a big part in our history
— Mike (@MikeThfc) May 12, 2019
Spurs Web Opinion
There is no doubt that Llorente has done the job he was bought in to do, and has been an asset for the team in the two years he spent at the club.
He certainly still has a lot to offer despite his age and will prove an asset for whichever team signs him.
While we are extremely pleased with Llorente’s performances this season, we feel the club should now sign a younger striker with potential as an understudy to Harry Kane.
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