The name of Fernando Llorente isn’t exactly a new one in the transfer columns but the story linking the Spanish striker to Spurs has gathered momentum as the day has progressed. However, there are as many reports suggesting this is a possibility as there are claiming it to be a non-starter.
The striker is said to be unhappy at Athletic Bilbao and resigned to leaving this summer. First in line for his signature may be Juventus who, with a fee at around 20 million Euros, see the Spaniard as a cheaper alternative to Robin van Persie.
However, Basque television station ETB suggest that Spurs and Manchester United are battling it out for the 27 year olds signature and that all three clubs are in with a chance of securing the deal.
Llorente now has 122 goals for Bilbao in 296 games and this is one story where many Spurs fans will be hoping that it’s more than mere gossip.