Tottenham Hotspur could reportedly offer Fernando Llorente the best chance to return to the club this summer.
According to a report from The Telegraph, Tottenham are not ruling out the possibility of offering Fernando Llorente the chance to make an immediate return to the club on reduced terms.
Llorente is currently a free agent, with The Telegraph reporting that the Spaniard’s £100,000-a-week contract expired at the end of last season. His departure somewhat divided the fans who had been much more impressed with the striker’s contribution during his second campaign than they had been in his first year.
The 34-year-old scored eight goals in all competitions, including the decisive effort in the incredible Champions League quarter-final tie with Manchester City. It was also his introduction during the second-leg of their semi-final with Ajax that seemed to make all the difference as Mauricio Pochettino’s men produced one of the competition’s greatest ever comebacks to make the final.
The Telegraph reports Llorente is thought to want to return to Spain this summer, but there is also a possibility that the Champions League final may not actually prove to be his final appearance for Tottenham.
Spurs offering Llorente a new contract on reduced terms is not being ruled out by the club, according to The Telegraph. So it would appear that the former Swansea City man could get the chance to write one final chapter in his Tottenham career.
Llorente’s return would arguably be a fairly popular move. While most supporters will probably be hoping that another attacking option arrives in the final weeks of the window, he proved that he can still do a decent job as one of Harry Kane’s understudies.
And if he is willing to accept a much smaller wage and Spurs are keen to sign another striker, then perhaps it could actually prove to be a very smart piece of business.