Two to go before Spurs can move for Llorente

by Matthew Harris on July 1, 2011

There are suggestions today that Spurs are back in for Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente and one story states that we have already made a £20m bid for the player.

Llorente is 26 and has been at the San Marnes side for the last six seasons where he averages around a goal every three games. While he remains some way down the pecking order at international level, he has scored 7 times in 13 games for Spain. – On his Wikipedia page, a picture shows him being marked by Peter Crouch just before scoring his first international goal!

However, another story suggests that Redknapp has been told that he must sell two from Keane, Defoe, Crouch and Pavlyuchenko before he can make the bid.

While we await any further developments could Llorente be just the striker Spurs need to score the goals that the others didn’t last time around?

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{ 49 comments… read them below or add one }

dark Jester July 1, 2011 at 11:33 am

as Don Logan would say YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!!!!


leonardo July 1, 2011 at 11:45 am

Seeing him for Spain he is the right sort of player in that he’s good in the air, puts himself about, works hard and can score – a sort of proper version of Peter Crouch.

I remember reading that he’s very much a home boy – so not desparate to leave Spain.

Anything about stiker targets (Llorente, Rossi, Adebayor, Leandro, Forlan) is total speculation and I’d take everything with a massive inch of salt.

Half of the rumours around are wishful thinking, wind ups or putting two and two together then arriving at 20.

Its almost certainly true that we have to shift some players before signings but how many/for how much is unknown too – and if we really want to shift them we may have to be flexible on our (alleged) asking prices.


Ryan July 1, 2011 at 11:48 am

Yes he’s the man we need, a big target man who can score, get him I’n levy!


Arsenal fan July 1, 2011 at 11:59 am

Tottenhan Football Club Sucks.


Christospur July 1, 2011 at 12:00 pm

I dont think they do, if fact you’re lying :-p


guvnor July 1, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Why cant arse nal beat tottenham anymore?


basher July 1, 2011 at 12:35 pm

arsene wenger sucks nasri and fabregas all the time and they’ve had enough apparently…


Matt July 1, 2011 at 11:59 am

Him plus Rossi or Leandro.. Lovely..


Christospur July 1, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Him plus Leandro (though, he’s more likely to work better with a Defoe/Keane*)

Not Robbie, as in someone who is like he was back in 2006-8.


Christospur July 1, 2011 at 11:59 am

To put it bluntly, YES.

I’ve tracked Llorente for a while and i’ve no doubt that he could have the same impact as Klinsmann and be just as effective as Berbatov.

He is my #1 striking target and I think he would transform us (as long as we retain Modric/Bale!!) into top 3 challengers.

I hope it’s true…

PS: Whilst on the subject, at the bottom of the article is said that the first £10m raised from player sales wouldnt be in the war-chest…any idea why that would be?!


Arsenal fan July 1, 2011 at 12:08 pm

They Really Do Suck. And no way in hell That Tottenham Will Finish Above Arsenal.


nostradamus July 1, 2011 at 12:14 pm



ArseneWhinger July 1, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Arsenal are a feeder club for Man City and their best players want to leave.

Arsenal Women FC are more successful

RIP Arsenal


yidarmy1980 July 1, 2011 at 3:27 pm

You’re a ….! Arsenal are going to struggle to stay in the top half of the table… Sell sell sell


Neil July 1, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Would be a great signing. I have been nothing but impressed everytime I’ve seen him play. Strong, brave a natural target man. Offload Keane and Crouch, simples


tom July 1, 2011 at 12:27 pm

wassup goooner, no decent arsenal forums… obviously not fuck off back to your pit u dirty gooner scum


Arsenal fan July 1, 2011 at 12:28 pm


Don’t you remeber that season which Tottenham almost got related?
I Don’t Because I am not a Tottenham Fan. And I am less optimistic about Arsenal winning the league this year. Also the odds of Arsenal being related are pretty much fucking low. But I can see Tottenham going down with the likes of Livepool and Swansea.


'Arry July 1, 2011 at 12:32 pm

I remember the days when arsenal fans used to be able to spell!


JimmyBlanco July 1, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Nasri gone and Fabregas gone, your first choice LB gone, Gibbs will be out with injuries for the season. Kronke on Wenger’s back, I can understand why you wouldn’t be optimistic this season. You spend double on wages we do per year so any cunt (like yourself) who says Arsenal don’t spend are delusional. The way you’re players are getting out of there sharpish you won’t have to worry about champs league either next season as you won’t make it past the qualifier.


basher July 1, 2011 at 12:38 pm

‘got related’ ha ha


Arsenal fan July 1, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Actuall arsenal foums are more iinteresting then reading shit spurs blog.


basher July 1, 2011 at 12:39 pm

well f*ck off then you sad lonely twat!!


Acton_Yid July 1, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Tom, how do you feel about Nasri, Fabregas, Clichy and Van Persie all jumping your sinking ship, sorry, sTinking ship ?? Must fill you with absolute dread knowing you’ll be totally shafted next season and the Mighty Spurs will loom over you once again…night, night muggins, sleep tight. LMFAO !


Arsenal Fan July 1, 2011 at 12:32 pm

I have terrible halitosis


basher July 1, 2011 at 12:41 pm

it’s because you talk so much shit


Arsenal Fan July 1, 2011 at 12:33 pm

also I once put my willy in a goat’s sphincter


JimmyBlanco July 1, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Arsenal should take hearts’ approach and suspend Wenger.


basher July 1, 2011 at 12:42 pm

not at all surprised by that – most gooners have


danespur July 1, 2011 at 12:43 pm

I agree let Keane and Chrouch go – just seen the review of last year and Pav is way much better than Chrouch he just need to be pushed to fulfil his potential


Westbelfastyid July 1, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Arse anal fan,take your willy and stick it up freddy lungbergs anal hole,or sol campbells or arsey wengers if your under 12.


Petr July 1, 2011 at 12:54 pm

I’m also confused with the first 10mill not in the kitty. This story suggests we currently have absolutely no money. In january we bid for llorente, Aguero and Rossi in the 30 mill braket. If that genuinely has gone then where? But Llorente Is the man. Big name, great player would be nice to have his debut at the lane against his old club in august


Westbelfastyid July 1, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Arsenal fan how do u gooners get Internet from your mud huts, are full of people like you.


Charles July 1, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Great player.I would still like Spurs to buy Leandro. This guy is truely a class act and with Bale,Sandro,Lennon,Hud.&co,all young players,Spurs would have a great side for many years to come. It is important to keep these young players together. They can only improve playing together.


Arsenal fan July 1, 2011 at 12:58 pm

I meant to say they got relagated. But Atleast I made a mistake and everybody does. And also Arsenal do have a great chance of qualifying for championsleague. And spurs did’nt even finish fifth.


Zagreb Bar July 1, 2011 at 1:18 pm

I think you’ll find that we did.


j July 1, 2011 at 1:20 pm

I think we did finish fifth you numpty


sanity July 1, 2011 at 2:13 pm

That’s it .To help this moron gooner out(after TWO failked attempts)-it’s “RELEGATED”
If his carer teaches him how to cut and paste he should be third time lucky. I marvel at this gooner’s achievement in reading which button on his PC read ON. Great effort!!!


Brad July 1, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Umm, yeah….

We did finish fifth, look at the table dude…

*shakes his head at the gooner’s stupidity*


j July 1, 2011 at 1:21 pm

What a complete spunkwad you are Arsenal Fan


Arsenal fan July 1, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Finishing Fifth is not Good enough. Also I can see Liverpool taken over Fifth Position.


Arsenal fan July 1, 2011 at 1:34 pm

I meant to say taking over Fifth position.


yidarmy1980 July 1, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Stupid cunt!


Brad July 1, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Neither is finishing behind both Manchester sides, but you must have known that already…….


Arsenal fan July 1, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Yeah I Do. But atleast We Finished above you guys again.


Brad July 1, 2011 at 1:45 pm

I’ll get back to you in about 44 weeks’ time, we can compare notes then. ;-)


Arsenal fan July 1, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Keep Dreaming spurs Boy.


Shady July 1, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Can’t see this happening TBH, seems like the media are getting bored and regurgitating storys from the past.


davspurs July 1, 2011 at 3:17 pm

We need to keep what we have and i will bet anyone these players will all score goals if we have HUDDS fit and dont get a lot of long ter injuries. The players who will help us score more a fit Lennon and a fit Bale along with the new Walker Rose Keane Crouch Pav and Defoe will score plenty. sell any of these to a premiership team and they will score against Spurs. Stop the Kolo Juice an attackers will have the time and space to score.


Tokyoyid July 1, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Not too sure why anyone paying any attention to Arsenalfan…he is clearly 15 years old going on 6, the brain of a dead fly and lives in a caravan with retards as parents. A not too uncommon description of a gooner.


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