Stan Collymore delivers verdict on 15-goal striker reportedly close to Tottenham switch
By Derek Smithson
Stan Collymore believes that Swansea forward Fernando Llorente will be an excellent signing for Tottenham if they can wrap up a deal for him.
The Mail have reported on their transfer blog (11:41am, Thursday) that the Spanish striker is currently driving to Spurs to complete a move.
It is understood that the two Premier League clubs have “largely done” the deal as the 32-year-old looks set to become Spurs’ second signing of deadline day.
Mauricio Pocehttino has already welcomed defender Serge Aurier from Paris Saint-Germain and could now land a striker to back-up Harry Kane.
Collymore feels that Llorente would be a superb addition to the Spurs squad and give them some much-needed experience this season.
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“Janssen out, Llorente in would add experience Tottenham need across the board this season,” Collymore wrote on his personal Twitter account.
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) August 31, 2017
Llorente is an experienced player that has won the World Cup, European Championships, Europa League and three Serie A titles during his career.
The forward endured a strong first season in English football last year and managed 15 goals in the Premier League for Swansea as they avoided relegation.
He is recognised as a target man that is physically strong, brilliant in the air and that has good technical ability too.
Spurs have been on the search for a forward to provide genuine competition to Kane as he can’t be relied upon across the whole campaign.
Llorente has vast experience in European football and he could play a big role in guiding them through a difficult group of Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Apoel Nicosia in the Champions League.
In other Tottenham transfer news, they have made a big decision on Marcus Edwards on deadline day.