Spurs miss out on signing World Cup winner – report

Spurs miss out on signing World Cup winner – report

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Fernando Llorente has decided against re-joining Tottenham, instead opting to sign a two-year contract with Napoli, according to reports.

The striker left Spurs at the end of June when his contract expired, but it is believed the Londoners put a new one-year deal on the table, an offer Llorente has been considering while speaking to other clubs.

Manchester United were also said to be interested at one time, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer denied the Red Devils were keen to get a deal over the line. And now, Llorente’s future has apparently been decided.

Reliable journalist Fabrizio Romano claims the 34-year-old has signed a two-year contract with Napoli ahead of his imminent return to Serie A, where he spent two years with Juventus.

Llorente, who won the World Cup with Spain in 2010, was a useful player for Tottenham in the Champions League last season but struggled for most of his time in north London, so the supporters won’t be too disheartened about his decision to join Napoli.

Most Spurs fans would rather see teenager Troy Parrott given an opportunity when Mauricio Pochettino decides to rest Harry Kane.

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