Report: Tottenham-linked striker made available for summer transfer

Fernando Llorente

Tottenham Hotspur are reported to have been tracking Fernando Llorente since last year, and they have been offered a boost in the race to sign him.

A Daily Star report claimed that Spurs were planning a £16 million bid for Llorente last month, and a new report has hinted that the Lilywhites have been offered a boost in the race to sign him.

As claimed by Sport Mediaset, Juventus are preparing to let Llorente leave in the summer, as they open a space in their squad for transfer target Paulo Dybala. Palermo forward Dybala has been scoring for fun in Serie A this season, and a move to a big club looks increasingly likely in the coming months.

This opens up an exit for Llorente, who could be allowed to leave for much cheaper than the £16 million being touted last month. As Juve signed him for free at the start of last season, they will be making a profit regardless of how much they sell him for, and this is said to have seriously piqued the interest of Tottenham ahead of the summer transfer window.

Having arrived in Turin in 2013 after impressing with Athletic Bilbao in La Liga, Llorente has scored 25 goals in 77 games. He is 30-years-old, meaning that his next move will likely be his last big transfer of his career, and Spurs could be the club to benefit from Juve’s interest in the highly-rated Dybala.

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