Tottenham summer signing to start against Everton - report
By Harry Sykes
Fernando Llorente is in line to make his Tottenham debut in their Premier League clash against Everton on Saturday, according to a report.
ESPN FC claim the Spanish striker is set to be pitched straight into the Spurs side for the testing trip to Goodison Park.
Llorente, who joined from Swansea on deadline day for a fee of around £12million, is one of three new signings fighting for a first-team spot.
ESPN FC report club-record Davinson Sanchez is set to be on the bench for a second consecutive match, while fellow defender Serge Aurier is not expected to be involved after only arriving at Spurs’ training headquarters for the first time on Thursday following the international break.
Teenage defender Juan Foyth and back-up goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga are unlikely to make the trip to Merseyside.
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It is unclear whether Llorente will start alongside star striker Harry Kane or whether one of the two will be used in a withdrawn role.
Meanwhile, Victor Wanyama is one of four senior Tottenham players who have been ruled out of Saturday’s Premier League clash against Everton.
The official Spurs website that midfield anchorman Wanyama (knee) will be joined on the sidelines by Erik Lamela (hips), Georges-Kevin NKoudou (foot) and Danny Rose (knee).
Wanyama is expected to be out for a few weeks after sustaining his injury prior to the 1-1 draw against Burnley.
Lamela, NKoudou and Rose are long-term absentees and have yet to appear for the club in their three matches this season.
In other Tottenham team news, the club have been hit by a devastating blow as a key first-teamer has been sidelined until next year.