Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente could be set for a summer exit with a return to his old club Athletic Bilbao interested, according to a report.
The Mirror has claimed that after failing to hold down a first-team place under Mauricio Pochettino’s regime, the 33-year-old would be open about a return to his homeland with the La Liga outfit.
Llorente only moved to the North London outfit last summer for a reported fee of £15million from Swansea but with Harry Kane ahead of him, the Spaniard was never realistically going to be able to break the England forward’s hold on the position.
In 327 outings for Bilbao, the striker registered 111 goals and will hope that he can recapture that form if a move to his previous employers does materialise.
Football Insider verdict:
Llorente is out of contract next summer so if Spurs are going to cash in on him they will need to do it this summer. The forward has been unable to match his displays at Swansea which earnt him a move to the capital in the first place. In the 15 Premier League appearances the Spaniard has made this season, he has looked lethargic and disinterested so the one goal he has notched up will make it no big loss to the club if he does move on in the coming weeks, as is looking increasingly likely.
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