Real Madrid are considering a surprise move for Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente, according to reports in Spain.
Earlier this week, Spanish outlet El Confidencial (via Sky Sports) reported Madrid hold a long-standing interest in Harry Kane but the La Liga giants have been put off by Spurs’ £200 million valuation in the past.
As a result it is believed they are more likely to pursue RB Leipzig star Timo Werner.
However, El Confidencial (via Tribal Football) is now reporting Madrid have turned their attentions from Kane to Llorente.
The European champions are apparently eager to recruit an experienced centre-forward, and Llorente fits the bill.
That said, Llorente has been nowhere near good enough for Tottenham since joining from Swansea City last year.
He scored just five times in his debut season at the club – three of those goals came in an FA Cup tie against League One side Rochdale – and failed to provide adequate cover or competition for Kane.
While there is some logic behind Madrid’s thinking, surely they will recognise Llorente’s shortcomings and opt for another striker.