Can Tottenham afford to lose Llorente with West Ham reportedly interested?

Head coach Mauricio Pochettino of the Tottenham Hotspur leaves the field after defeating AC Milan at the International Champions Cup 2018  at U.S. Bank Stadium on July 31, 2018 in...

Tottenham Hotspur are willing to sell Fernando Llorente with West Ham reportedly interested but, with Vincent Janssen also unwanted, can they let both go?

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 getting ready to make a deadline day move for Fernando Llorente, according to the Daily Mail, with Tottenham Hotspur having made the striker available for transfer.

Llorente can leave North London permanently, for around £7m, or on loan having failed to impress manager Mauricio Pochettino after being signed from Swansea City last summer.

 

With Andy Carroll injured for the foreseeable future and Jordan Hugill expected to be offloaded, new Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini views the Spaniard as the ideal man to compete for a place upfront at the London Stadium.

Can Spurs really afford to lose him?

Yet with Tottenham still having not completed a single incoming transfer this window - the only Premier League club not to have done so - are they really in a position to let another player go?

Harry Kane is clearly first choice for the role of number nine, but behind him Pochettino currently has Llorente and Vincent Janssen; who like his Spanish counterpart was considered a flop during his one season in the Spurs first team in 2016/17.

Head coach Mauricio Pochettino of the Tottenham Hotspur leaves the field after defeating AC Milan at the International Champions Cup 2018  at U.S. Bank Stadium on July 31, 2018 in...

Janssen was sent on loan to Fenerbahce last term and although with his parent club at the moment, the Evening Standard recently reported the North Londoners are "desperate" to sell the forward.

While the English window closes at 5pm tonight (August 9) sides in England can still sell players to foreign teams until their window shuts - which for most European leagues is August 31.

So Janssen could still be on his way, but can Tottenham really afford to lose the Dutchman and Llorente when there is no viable backup for Kane to replace them?

Vincent Janssen of Fenerbahce SK during the Turkish Spor Toto Super Lig match Fenerbahce AS and Antalyaspor AS at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium on April 23, 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey

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