'Won the lot' - Roberts urges Tottenham to complete deal for PL ace
By Will Butcher
Graham Roberts is desperate for Tottenham to complete the signing of Swansea striker Fernando Llorente before Thursday’s transfer deadline.
The Mail reported on their transfer blog (11:41am, Thursday) that the 32-year-old striker is travelling to north London in order to complete a move to Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Spurs icon Roberts claimed on his personal Twitter account that Spain international Llorente would be the “perfect” signing for Spurs, stating he has the “perfect back-up”.
Really do want Llorente be perfect back up for Kane winner great attitude won the lot and great scoring record
— Graham Roberts (@GrahamRoberts4) August 31, 2017
Llorente starred for Swansea last season, scoring 15 goals in 33 Premier League encounters as he helped the Welsh side avoid relegation to the Championship.
Spurs have been in the market for a new striker this summer, due to the form of Holland international Vincent Janssen last season.
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Signed from AZ Alkmaar for a fee of £17million last summer, Janssen managed just two Premier League goals last season and is now set to be replaced by the former Juventus target man.
The Mail report states that Spurs have beaten rivals Chelsea to the signature of Llorente, with Spurs also confirming a deal for right-back Serge Aurier on deadline day.
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Llorente would be the “perfect back-up” as Roberts states, as he offers Spurs something different to both Kane and Janssen with his ability in the air second to none – showing that last season with Paul Clement’s side. Pochettino’s side are not known for crossing the ball into the box and adopting a long-ball approach, but adding Llorente to their side would see Spurs able to use a plan B. That would give Spurs a different attacking dimension, which could prove to be the difference in their aims of going one better and achieving Premier League glory come May 2018.
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