Fernando Llorente To Spurs Ticks A lot Of Boxes


Tottenham Hotspur have been pretty busy in the last few weeks of this summer’s transfer window.

They managed to sign Paulo Gazzaniga from Southampton as a back up goalkeeper. They’ve then picked up young defenders Davinson Sanchez and Juan Foyth.

Today they announced the arrival of Ivory Coast right back Serge Aurier in a £23m deal. They supposedly beat Manchester United to the twenty-four year old’s signature. The former PSG man will come in and replace Kyle Walker.

The North London club were also in talks with FC Barcelona regarding a loan deal for young Portuguese midfielder Andre Gomes but that deal now looks unlikely to happen.

Today they also pipped Premier League champions Chelsea in the race for striker Fernando Llorente from Swansea City. A fee between the two sides has been agreed and the player has had his medical with ‘The Lilywhites’.

The club then announced on their twitter feed that the deal was done:

Brining in the experienced Spaniard for around £12m could turn out to be a fantastic transfer from Mauricio Pochettino and Daniel Levy.

Spurs relied heavily on Harry Kane producing the goods in front of goal last term. Which is fine because when he’s fit the Englishman is prolific in the Premier League. The problems arise when Kane is missing from the starting eleven.

Last season’s new signing Vincent Janssen wasn’t up to the job as the Dutch forward only recorded two league goals in twenty-four appearances. So South Korean international Son Heung-Min had to pick up the slack, while the former Leverkusen man didn’t let his club down it was clear he can’t be expected to lead the line like Kane.

Llorente should be ideal to fill any void left by Harry if the hitman misses any games through injury or suspension.

The fact that Spurs will hope to be fighting for the Premier League title as well as giving a good account of themselves in this year’s Champions League will mean that Llorente should see plenty of game time.

Being thirty-two years of age will mean that Llorente will appreciate that he can’t play every minute of every game. Last season he had to fight a relegation battle with Swansea, so he’ll no doubt enjoy playing with a side expected to compete for trophies with Tottenham.

Pochettino will like the fact that Fernando brings more experience to his youthful squad. He also brings a different dynamic up top that could help change games, if his side are chasing matches or trying to breakdown stiff defences.

Llorente impressed with ‘The Swans’ in his debut season with the Welsh club. He bagged fifteen league goals in his twenty-eight starts. He’s good in the air, can hold the ball up and is also very composed in front of goal.

It looks like Tottenham Hotspur have finally got themselves a back-up striker that can come into the games and take on the responsibility of changing games and getting himself on the scoresheet.

Looking at the Spurs squad throughout the last campaign you always knew that they lacked strength of depth up-top. Fernando Llorente will fill that hole without too much difficulty.

It’s also a nice bonus that they signed him knowing that rivals Chelsea were after him for so long!

5 Responses to “Fernando Llorente To Spurs Ticks A lot Of Boxes”

  1. we have at last bought 4 or 5 players of real class, expect big things from the Lillywhites !!!

  2. when he signs on the dotted line…..up You chelsea and willian

  3. It’s all well and good having a team full of potential but experience especially top class experienced players accustomed to winning trophies at the highest level can galvanise and transform a team full of promise into winners and it appears at long last that the people at the top of the club have finally got it, the penny appears to have dropped. Llorente even at 32 represents great value in that department. Harry Kane can learn and feed off of that experience. Serge Aurier is also a magnificent addition and to that extent, all the other new comers. To my mind, this has been the best window Spurs have had in many a year. Onwards and upwards. In conclusion, I wonder what Simon Jordan the used car salesman and one time Crystal Palace chairman must be thinking. Didn’t he and The hairy ape Richard Keys inform us all that there was going to be a mass exodus at Spurs this Summer? Magic.

  4. Great signings so far very very pleased shame barkley won’t be arriving but hopefully get him cheaper in January COYS

  5. i think not bad , but it’s not good he is very late i dont like it

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