“Will always be a hero” – Some Spurs fans react as player nears exit

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Dom Le Roy

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.

Fan Reaction

https://twitter.com/oliver_collings/status/1130443392150835200

 

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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2 COMMENTS

  1. I would actually be a fan of keeping Llorente another season. It took time to adapt to Pochs system but he found his role. Looking at the glaring issues of Walker and Dembele not being suitably replaced, Eriksen going and Toby also likely going. I think those 4 positions are going to take all of our resources this summer. Then look at how much Wanyama appears to have went downhill (Dier hasn’t really had a run of games this year), Lamelas injury record is also alarming this season but should be kept imo. Harry and Dele have had no shortage of injuries this year and Fernando covers both well in terms of bringing others into the game.

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