Fernando Llorente has admitted he will listen to offers from other clubs next summer after growing frustrated with his lack of game time at Tottenham.
The Spaniard joined Spurs from Swansea City in the summer of 2017 after scoring 15 goals to help the Welsh club stay in Premier League during the 2016/17 campaign.
But he endured a difficult first season in north London, scoring only five goals across all competitions and just once in the Premier League – three of those goals came against League One side Rochdale in an FA Cup tie.
Llorente was expected to leave over the summer but a transfer failed to materialise, and is he no closer to becoming a regular at Tottenham this season.
The striker has now admitted he recognises his situation is untenable and will consider offers to leave next summer.
“It is not easy,” Llorente told Mundo Deportivo (via HITC). “It is a daily struggle with yourself because it is hard to accept the situation you live in. When you’re left on the sidelines or you are not called upon it is frustrating.
“I would gladly rejoin Bilbao next summer. I will see what offers I have at the end of the season. I could continue in the Premier League, go back to Spain or return to Italy – where I was very happy.”
Llorente has been nowhere near good enough for Spurs, who continue to have trouble finding a striker to provide adequate cover and competition for Harry Kane.
It will be interesting to see if Mauricio Pochettino moves for yet another back-up centre forward next summer.