Report: Tottenham considering £16m summer bid for Fernando Llorente

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with another potential new striker, this one currently plying his trade in Italy.

According to a report from the Daily Star, Tottenham Hotspur are considering making a £16million bid for Juventus forward Fernando Llorente in the summer.

The report links to a claim from Italian broadcaster RAI that Spurs are monitoring the 29-year-old as they seek potential reinforcements up front.

Currently Tottenham have an in-form Harry Kane but little else, with both Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor failing to hit the heights.

Thankfully for manager Mauricio Pochettino, Kane has been simply sensational so far this season, scoring 23 goals to date. But it would be a very big surprise if Tottenham did not strengthen up front in the close-season, and Llorente is the latest player to be linked with a possible move.

The Spanish international scored 111 goals in 327 games for Athletic Bilbao but he is not enjoying the best of times at Juventus, scoring just five goals in 27 games this season.

Llorente has netted a total of 23 goals in 77 games for the Serie A giants but given his age and his dwindling form it would be a surprise if Spurs did move for a player whose current contract runs until the summer of 2017.

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