Former Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente has joined Italian giants Napoli.

The 34-year-old World Cup winner has been looking for a new club since his contract at Spurs expired at the end of June.

Llorente was offered fresh terms by Tottenham and had also been training with Sevilla’s B team, but has opted to return to Italy after spending two years there with Juventus between 2013 and 2015.

The Spaniard scored 13 goals in 66 appearances for Spurs – with only two of those coming in the Premier League. But Llorente fared far better in the Champions League, famously scoring that VAR-winner in the quarter-final victory over Manchester City before coming off the bench to turn Tottenham’s last-four tie against Ajax in their favour.

Llorente also bagged FA Cup hat-tricks against both Rochdale in 2017/2018 at Wembley and then in a 7-0 victory at Tranmere last term.

Despite the fact Spurs wanted him to return, it’s probably a good thing Llorente decided to go elsewhere. Perhaps now we will see more of teenager Troy Parrott in the domestic cup competitions. He has the potential to be a useful back-up option to Harry Kane.

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