Deadline day signing reveals he turned down improved deal to join Spurs

Deadline day signing reveals he turned down improved deal to join Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur's English striker Harry Kane (R) and Tottenham Hotspur's Spanish striker Fernando Llorente (L) applaud supporters on the pitch after the UEFA Champions League Group H football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium in London, on September 13, 2017. Tottenham won the game 3-1. / AFP PHOTO / IKIMAGES / Ian KINGTON (Photo credit should read IAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images)


Fernando Llorente has revealed he was offered an improved contract by Swansea before he chose to join Tottenham on deadline day.

Asked if he was approached with a contract extension by his former club, Llorente said yes but suggested it was impossible to turn down a move to Spurs.

“This was one possibility, but finally Tottenham made it possible for this (to happen),”¬†the striker told WalesOnline.

“I am happy to have come here, I think Spurs are one of the best clubs in the Premier League and I think we can be among the top teams this year but obviously we have to improve on this but it is a long season.”

Llorente made his first Premier League appearance for Tottenham in the 0-0 draw against his former club on Saturday.

It’s unclear whether Swansea offered the 32-year-old better terms than Spurs. If so, it shows Llorente’s ambition to play for a top club rather than for money alone.




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