Tottenham veteran Fernando Llorente is exactly the type of player West Ham need

Fernando Llorente #18 of Tottenham Hotspur battles for a header in the first half against AC Milan during the International Champions Cup 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium on July 31, 2018 in...

West Ham United are reportedly keen to sign the Tottenham Hotspur hitman.

Lucas Moura (L) of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates with Fernando Llorente after scoring the equalizer agaist AS Roma during their International Champions Cup match in San Diego, California on...

According to a report from the Daily Mail, West Ham are lining up a late swoop for Tottenham hitman Fernando Llorente, and the Spaniard might be just what the Hammers need.

Manuel Pellegrini has already been extremely active during this summer's transfer market, bringing in a whole host of new signings, but the Chilean is still lacking a top class target man to spearhead his attack.

West Ham do have Andy Carroll, of course, but the big Geordie is far from reliable from a fitness perspective, and the addition of an established striker at the London Stadium might just be the final piece of the puzzle for Pellegrini.

 

Tottenham signed Llorente from Swansea City in the summer of 2017, for a fee believed to be worth in the region of £12 million, but he has so far failed to establish himself in north London, scoring just five goals in 31 appearances in all competitions.

That isn't to say that the 33-year-old doesn't still have a lot offer at the very highest level, though.

Llorente has enjoyed wonderfully successful spells at Athletic Bilbao, Juventus and Swansea City, and if he is given regular game-time at West Ham, he would surely prove to be a useful asset for Pellegrini's side.

Fernando Llorente (C) of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring past AS Roma goalkeeper Antonio Mirante (L) during their International Champions Cup match in San Diego, California on...

The Spaniard excels in linking play between the midfield and attack, and with some of the wonderful footballers that the Hammers have in the midfield department, his talents would really come to the fore in east London.

The Daily Mail claims that Tottenham are looking for around £7 million for the striker, and in today's day and age, that would represent decent value for money for West Ham.

Dortmund's Swiss goalkeeper Roman Buerki (L) is injured by Tottenham Hotspur's Spanish striker Fernando Llorente (C) and later stretchered off during the UEFA Champions League Group H...

 

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