Report: Tottenham ace may end up staying after all despite exit rumours

Report: Tottenham ace may end up staying after all despite exit rumours

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Tottenham Hotspur are considering talks with Fernando Llorente over a new contract, according to Sky Sports.

Earlier this week, we relayed reports suggesting Spurs had missed the deadline to extend Llorente’s current deal – which expires next month – by a a further year.

However, Sky Sports claims Tottenham could still re-open talks with the striker with a view to giving him another 12 months at the club.

Llorente has struggled for game time since joining Spurs from Swansea City in the summer of 2017, but he has filled in usefully for Harry Kane at times this season.

The Spaniard scored vital goals in the Champions League against Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City, and played a key role up front in the semi-final second leg against Ajax.

He also scored a vital winner against Watford in the Premier League that ended up helping Tottenham qualify for next season’s Champions League campaign.

That said, there are still question marks about the 34-year-old’s quality, particularly as he is getting on in age.

Spurs have been linked with Celta Vigo’s 22-year-old striker Maxi Gomez, who would provide a younger, more energetic back-up option for Kane.

However, Gomez is valued at £43 million, while it wouldn’t require a transfer fee to take Llorente on for another year.

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