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Tottenham are set to make Fernando Llorente available for transfer this summer, according to the London Evening Standard.

The Spaniard has made only 27 appearances, mostly from the bench, in all competitions since joining Spurs from Swansea last summer.

At the time a deal for Llorente seemed like a real coup for Tottenham, who had seemingly snatched him from Chelsea’s grasp, adding an experienced striker to their ranks to provide cover for Harry Kane.

But things haven’t work out as expected. Llorente has scored just five times for Spurs and has lacked the sufficient quality to fill in for Kane when needed.

He was left out the squad altogether earlier this month against Huddersfield despite scoring a hat-trick in Spurs’ 6-1 FA win over Rochdale just days before.

And when Kane limped off against Bournemouth at the weekend, Erik Lamela was preferred as a substitute. Son Heung-Min is likely to be preferred in a central roleĀ in upcoming games while Kane is out.

As a result, the Evening Standard claims the 33-year-old will be sold at the end of the season.

It’s a shame it hasn’t worked out for Llorente, but most Tottenham fans will agree he isn’t quite good enough.

 

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