Fernando Llorente has said he would “love” a return to La Liga as he continues to struggle for game time at Tottenham.
The 33-year-old striker joined Spurs in the summer of 2017 from Swansea City, where he had scored 15 goals to help the Welsh side remain in the Premier League in 2016/17.
But he has endured a difficult time in north London so far, scoring just six goals across all competitions, three of which came in an FA Cup tie against League One side Rochdale last season.
The Spaniard has made a couple of important contributions of late. He scored the third goal in Tottenham’s 3-1 EFL Cup win at West Ham before providing the assist for Harry Kane’s equaliser against PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League.
But Llorente has reiterated he would like a return to Spain, where he made over 350 combined appearances for Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla.
“I’ve been away from home for many years, I’d love to go back to La Liga,” Llorente said (via the London Evening Standard).
“I came on [against PSV] and things went well, so I’m happy to have helped the team,” he added.
“I hope I continue to have opportunities, it’s important for me because it gives me the confidence to keep working.
“It’s not easy when you do not play because mentally you have to be very strong to continue training hard.”
With Vincent Janssen faring even worse than Llorente, Spurs are still in need of a new centre forward to provide cover and competition for Harry Kane. Whether they will move for one in January remains to be seen.