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Leeds United are considering a swoop for Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente in January, according to the Sun.

Llorente has struggled for first-team minutes since joining Spurs from Swansea City in the summer of 2017.

He endured a torrid first season in north London, scoring just five goals across all competitions – three of those goals came in an FA Cup tie against League One side Rochdale.

The Spaniard continues to be left out of the team this season, although he found the net against West Ham United in the EFL Cup and provided a crucial assist in Tottenham’s Champions League victory over PSV Eindhoven at Wembley.

Regardless, it would surprise nobody to see Llorente leave the club in January or next summer – he is out of contract at the end of the season.

And according to the Sun, Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa is keen to take Llorente to Elland Road in the winter transfer window.

It is believed the 33-year-old will be available for just £4 million as a result of his contract situation.

Llorente’s former club, Athetlic Bilbao, are also said to be interested.

 

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  1. Bilbao or Leeds? January or July?

    Llorente has declared his desire to return to Spain. Probably have stronger pull than Leeds.

    Unless Spurs can find a replacement, I doubt that for £4m we would let him go in January.

    Bilbao or someone else on the Iberian Peninsula in the summer looks a better bet.

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