TalkSPORT’s Italian football expert Pete Acquaviva told the radio station why he doesn’t feel striker Fernando Llorente is ideally suited to a move to Tottenham Hotspur.
He was talking on talkSPORT show Extra Time in relation to links, as covered by the Daily Mirror, which suggest the big Spaniard could become part of Mauricio Pochettino’s attack for the coming season.
However, despite his obvious experience and the apparent quality he possesses, Acquaviva cast doubt over the value he big front man would add to Tottenham.
“He’s been around for a while and he’s not finding time at Juventus – If I was Spurs, to me Llorente doesn’t really have that much more room to grow – I can’t see him sticking around there for too long,” he told talkSPORT.
A new striker is essential
Regardless of whether Llorente is the man who comes in or not, it is very important that Harry Kane has some fresh support next season.
Kane excelled with the responsibility of leading the Tottenham attack last season, but the cupboard was bare after him as Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor both struggled to offer the team something different.
Kane is going to be under real pressure when the new season gets underway and he can’t carry the weight of the side’s attack for another campaign.
It’s also important that someone new comes in and offers something different to the style of Harry Kane.
Teams are going to have new ideas and theories over the best way to keep Kane quiet and Pochettino needs an option he can throw into the side alongside Kane, to give the opposition more than one headache to ease.