Tottenham Hotspur striker Fernando Llorente has admitted that he would ‘love’ a return to his former club Juventus on the eve of his side’s trip to Turin in the Champions League.
It’s a comment that will anger fans with the team about to take on Juventus in two huge matches for a spot in the Champions League quarter final.
The Spanish attacker only moved to North London last summer from Swansea City for an undisclosed fee and has so far failed to impress.
But after leaving the Italian giants back in 2015, Llorente spoke of how much he missed his old side and would like to go back.
As quoted in The Mirror, Llorente said: “Juve is a difficult place to leave. I left the Vinovo training ground crying.
“It’s also true what David Trezeguet said: “It’s only when you leave Juventus that you realise what you had. I miss it like crazy and would love to return.”
Llorente was axed from Pochettino’s squad for the derby visit of Arsenal to Wembley on Saturday afternoon which cast the 32-year-old’s future into doubt.
Having scored just two goals in 25 outings for the Lillywhites this campaign, his form pails in comparison to the 15 Llorente notched up for the Swans in 35 games last season.
Chelsea were linked with a move for the forward during the January transfer window but ended up signing Olivier Giroud from Arsenal in the end.
And Spurs supporters have been unimpressed with Llorente when he has played.
Following the FA Cup victory over Newport County, fans were demanding that the 32-year-old leaves the club in the summer.
Tottenham have a first-leg to play against the Old Lady on Tuesday and it is unlikely that Poch will select the former Juve player.
In other Tottenham news, Souness: Man Utd are ‘crying out’ for a player like Spurs’ 25-year-old.

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