“I will continue at Tottenham”: Five-goal attacker claims he will stay at...

“I will continue at Tottenham”: Five-goal attacker claims he will stay at Spurs

0
Tottenham Hotspur's Spanish striker Fernando Llorente (C) celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the UEFA Champions League Group H football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Apoel Nicosia at Wembley Stadium in London, on December 6, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRK

newsnow_abanimated

Fernando Llorente insists he is happy in England and will be staying at Tottenham beyond the summer transfer window.

The striker joined Spurs from Swansea City last summer after snubbing interest from Chelsea.

But Llorente failed to set the world alight at Tottenham, scoring just five goals across all competitions during his debut season at the club.

Three of those goals came in one game, a 6-1 victory over League One side Rochdale in the FA Cup.

His only Premier League goal came against his former club Swansea at the Liberty Stadium.

Despite his lacks of goals, Llorente has revealed he plans to stay at Spurs for the final year of his contract.

“I have no offers from any club in Spain or anywhere else and I will continue at Tottenham where I have one more year of contract,” he told Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, as translated by Sport Witness.

“I am very happy with the Premier League. It’s a spectacular championship with an impressive atmosphere and I’m very happy to be living this experience.”

Tottenham are said to be targeting a new attacker this summer to provide cover and competition for Harry Kane, which suggests Llorente isn’t in Mauricio Pochettino’s plans.

Perhaps Llorente will change his tune if and when Spurs sign that player. Until then, it seems the 33-year-old is content where he is.

 

NO COMMENTS

LEAVE A REPLY

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.