Danny Murphy gives verdict on Tottenham signing Fernando Llorente

Fernando Llorent # 14 of Juventus FC celebrates after scoring his team's second goal  during the Serie A match between Hellas Verona FC and Juventus FC at Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi on...

Tottenham Hotspur signed Fernando Llorente from Swansea City on transfer deadline day.

Swansea player Fernando Llorente celebrates his and the winning goal during the Premier League match between Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion at Liberty Stadium on May 21, 2017 in...

Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy has praised Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy for signing Fernando Llorente from Swansea City in the summer transfer window.

Tottenham signed Llorente from Premier League rivals Swansea on transfer deadline day.

According to Sky Sports, Spurs had to pay the Swans a transfer fee of £12.1 million in order to secure the services of the 32-year-old striker.

Former Liverpool and Tottenham midfielder Murphy has praised the North London club's chairman Levy for signing the Spain international.

Fernando Llorente of Swansea City celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Sunderland and Swansea City at Stadium of Light on May 13, 2017 in...

“I doubt Daniel Levy will make a habit of signing 32-year-old outfield players but it is a clever bit of business,” Murphy wrote in The London Evening Standard.

“Llorente should be excellent back-up for Harry Kane but, if Tottenham are chasing the game, they could play together.

“Spurs face a lot of defensively minded teams so Llorente will allow them to get balls into the box from wide - and there is nothing wrong with playing that way when required.”

Fernando Llorente of Swansea City celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Swansea City at Anfield on January 21, 2017 in Liverpool,...

Llorente scored 15 goals and provided one assist in 28 Premier League starts for Swansea during the 2016-17 campaign.

The Spaniard may be 32 years of age, but he is a proven goalscorer who will prove to be a good signing for Tottenham.

The former Athletic Bilbao star is hugely experienced, and the striker will also be important for Spurs in the Champions League.

Tottenham finished second in the Premier League last season and will be aiming to win the league title in 2017-18.

Among the other players that Spurs recruited in the summer transfer window are defender Davinson Sanchez and goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga.

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