Pochettino decision against Juventus ominous for Fernando Llorente

The Tottenham Hotspur team train during the Tottenham Hotspur FC Training Session ahead of there UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match against Juventus at Allianz Stadium on February 12,...

Tottenham Hotspur striker Fernando Llorente was left out of the matchday squad against Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday.

The Tottenham Hotspur team train during the Tottenham Hotspur FC Training Session ahead of there UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match against Juventus at Allianz Stadium on February 12,...

Fernando Llorente was left entirely out of the Tottenham Hotspur matchday squad against Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.

The Spain international striker was not in the Spurs starting lineup or on the substitutes’ bench, as the Premier League club staged a comeback to draw the first leg of the last-16 tie 2-2.

The 32-year-old has struggled to make an impact at Tottenham since his move from Premier League rivals Swansea City in the summer of 2017 for a transfer fee reported by Sky Sports to be worth £12 million.

Tom Owen-Evans of Newport County runs with the ball during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round Replay match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newport County at Wembley Stadium on February 7, 2018...

Llorente has played just 217 minutes of the Premier League football so far this season, and Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino does not seem to rate him too highly.

The fact that the Spaniard was not even in the Tottenham matchday squad suggests that the striker could be on his way out of the club in the summer of 2018.

After all, Llorente travelled to Turin with the squad and even trained with the team on the eve of the first leg.

Even some Tottenham fans think that Llorente’s time at the club is coming to an end after being left out of the matchday squad against Juventus, as shown in the following posts on social networking site Twitter.

Fernando Llorente of Tottenham Hotspur warms up during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on January 31, 2018 in London, England.

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